Maine CUs Mourn Passing of Credit Union Leader Steve J. Obrin

Maine’s credit unions are mourning the passing of Steve J. Obrin.  Steve died April 4 at his home in Topsham.

According to his obituary, Steve grew up in Pejepscot Village, attended St. Andrews Mission, and graduated from Brunswick High School with the class of 1961. He attended the University of Maine in Lewiston and the University of New York Management School in Albany. Steve served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Kitty Hawk and was discharged from the Navy at the Brunswick Naval Air Station. In 1966, Steve married Therese Bonenfant in Lewiston.

Steve started working for St. John’s Credit Union in 1975 and retired from Atlantic Federal Credit Union as President/CEO after 34 years of employment. Steve credits two mentors as being instrumental in his career, Ray Swissler and John Sutton. He served as Director of the Maine Credit Union League, and Chairman of the Board for Tricorp Federal Credit Union.

“Steve Obrin, was a leader in the credit union movement – constantly looking to improve the financial quality of life for his members,” said Roger Sirois, President of Atlantic Federal Credit Union. “He was always surveying better ways to assist others in need, both professionally and personally. As my mentor, I can’t thank him enough for his guidance and leadership, but most importantly, his friendship.”

A funeral service was held earlier this week and a private graveside committal will be held at a later date. Our League and our state’s credit union network extend our condolences to Steve’s family and friends during this difficult time.