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Richard J. O'Brien

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Death 31 Oct 2012
Burial Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 100016994 · View Source
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Richard J. O'Brien, 85, of Onondaga Hill, passed away Wednesday at Upstate University Hospital at Community General. A life resident of Syracuse, he was a 1947 graduate of Eastwood High and attended Rutgers University. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII, a member of Valley American Legion Post # 1468, and a member of the National Rifle Assoc. Richard was also a member of the NYS Arms Collections Assoc. and Manlius Rod & Gun Club. He worked 35 years in construction in carpentry and cabinet making; 9 1/2 of those years he was employed as a supervisor for Hayner-Hoyt Corp. and six years in his own remodeling company, retiring in 1987. He was a Valley Little League coach for many years. He sang with the Bernie Schmidt Singers for 18 years and was a volunteer for 15 years at Community General Hospital. He enjoyed hunting, target shooting, and building model airplanes and trains. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Marilyn Nostrant O'Brien; his children, Patricia O'Brien Ennis of Chittenango, Kathleen O'Brien Salisbury of Liverpool, Terrance (Susan) O'Brien of Liverpool, William (Jeanne) O'Brien of Camillus, Daniel (Margaret) O'Brien of Brookfield, Col. John (Col. Karen) O'Brien of Washington state, James (Susan) O'Brien of Syracuse, Richard O'Brien of Summerville, SC; a sister, Barbara O'Brien Nolan of Liverpool; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard (Ruth) Nostrant of Athens, Ohio; sister-in-law, Carol Alexander of San Diego, CA; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff on 4 North at Community Hospital for their excellent and compassionate care of Richard and his family. Services: 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Butler-Badman Funeral Home, Inc., 4504 W. Seneca Tpk. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Michael-St. Peter, 4782 W. Seneca Tpk., Onondaga Hill. Interment: Onondaga Co. Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Church of St. Michael-St. Peter.

Published in Syracuse Post Standard on November 1, 2012


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  • Created by: Frank K.
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100016994
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard J. O'Brien (unknown–31 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100016994, citing Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .