Thomas ‘Tommy O’ Hale Obernier, 70, Vero Beach

Thomas ‘Tommy O’ Hale Obernier, 70, died May 20, 2010.

He was born in Paducah, Ky., and lived in Vero Beach since 2003, coming from St. Augustine.

He was a retired film director and advertising executive for OB Productions. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, and a disc jockey and bartender in St. Augustine.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Obernier of Vero Beach; sons, Robert W. Obernier of Tallahassee and Marc T. Obernier of Vero Beach; daughter, Maggie Tippy; brother, Robert Obernier of New Canaan, Conn.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004;

A memorial celebration will be at 2 p.m. June 5 at Unity Church, Vero Beach. Arrangements are by Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service. A guest book is available at

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