Richard O'Brien

  • Birth 13 Jan 1934 Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA
  • Death 18 May 2012 Landrum, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Other
  • Memorial ID 90471722

Tryon, N. N. - Richard O'Brien died May 18, 2012 at age 78.

He was born in Flushing, N.Y. and was the son of the late John and Milada O'Brien.

He graduated from Brooklyn College and served in the United States Army. He had a varied career as a press agent, gag writer, expert on collectible toys, creator of two syndicated comic strips, and writer of both fiction and non-fiction. As a press agent, he was responsible for kicking off the careers of Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, Joan Rivers and Flip Wilson. Since 1968 he had had a continuing job as a gag writer for Woody Allen. While living in Beaufort, S.C. he became a surfer at the age of 63 and was a regular at Hunting Island State Park where he was accepted as "just one of the guys" by the much younger regular surfers.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Ann and four children, Alison Marek (Alex) of Playa Vista, Ca.; Sean O'Brien (Elaine) of Neptune, N.J.; Rebecca Gage (Mike) of Austin, Tx. and Julie Petoia of Tryon, N.C. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Cabot Lee, Talia, Malynne, Gabriel, Jacob, Jeremiah, Callum and Evangeline Petoia all of Tryon.

There will be no funeral services but the family will be at home at 60 Bickford Avenue, Tryon N.C. from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday May 23rd.


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  • Created by: Keith and Linda Robertson
  • Added: 20 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90471722
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard O'Brien (13 Jan 1934–18 May 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90471722, ; Maintained by Keith and Linda Robertson (contributor 46970718) Cremated, Other.