|Birth: ||Oct. 17, 1933|
|Death: ||Oct. 20, 2007|
Terence Garner O'Brien, Age 74 Formerly of St. Paul philanthropist and businessman, died Saturday, October 20, in Palm Springs, Ca., after a long battle with cancer. He was born in St. Paul and graduated from St. Paul Academy & Summit School, earning a bachelor's degree in History from Yale University and then studied law at the University of Minnesota, and served honorably in the U.S. Army at Fort Devens, Mass., and Kyoto, Japan. He later had a successful business career, including work in advertising; ownership of Wings Aviation Flight School in St. Paul, and Computer On-Line in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and did investment management in Minnesota, USVI and Palm Springs. He is best remembered for his devotion to the arts and sciences, having served on the boards of the St. Paul Opera, Minnesota Orchestra and the Science Museum of Minnesota. He championed the restoration of Landmark Center, a former Federal Court House and Post Office in St. Paul that now serves as a cultural center for dance, theatre, music and the arts, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. He was dedicated to increasing patient access to addiction treatment and served for many years on the board of the Hazelden Foundation, Center City, Minn., and founded Shaky Acres, an addiction treatment center in St. Thomas, USVI. He was executive director of the Community Associations Institute in Palm Springs, a docent at the Living Desert Museum in Palm Desert, Ca. and active in the development of Senior Television in Palm Springs.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Waite-O'Brien, PhD.; his children, Siobhan O'Brien Olson and David Olson of Winston-Salem, NC, Terence Garner O'Brien, Jr. and Kristen Hoeschler O'Brien of St. Paul, Gwendolyn O'Brien Donaldson and Thomas Donaldson of Washington DC, Jennifer O'Brien and Paul Bastyr, of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Harper Fox Donaldson and John Ignatius O'Brien; and his brother, Thomond R. O'Brien and Alvina O'Brien all of St. Paul.
William John O'Brien (1895 - 1958)
Katherine Rosalyn Smith O'Brien (1904 - 1973)
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