Gerald W. O'Brien, Sr.

gerald w. o'brien, sr.
GREECE: Suddenly, Wednesday, May 9, 2007. Predeceased by his wife, Dolores H. O'Brien. He is survived by his children, Eileen (Marty) Wolff, Gerald W. O'Brien Jr., Scott (Lisa Lodar) O'Brien, Eric (Evy) O'Brien and Shawn (Lori) O'Brien; grandchildren, Christian, Tyler, Melissa, Jessica, Adam, Evan, Andrew, Michael & Taylor; mother-in-law, Dorothy Houghtling (Elmer Preston); siblings, Daniel O'Brien, David (Emily) Coachman, Patrick, Pattie, Chuck and Paige; several nieces and nephews; many friends. Gerald is a retiree of Xerox and a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving in the Korean War. He was also a member of the Rochester Northside Lions Club and the American Legion Post #468. Friends may call Sunday 1-4 P.M. at the Vay-Schleich & -Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Service will be held, Monday 10 A.M. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice in his memory

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  1. Dad, I love you very much and will miss you, with all my heart. You left so suddenly and I didn’t get a chance to say ‘goodbye’. I will miss you with all my heart.

  2. Dear O’Brien Family:
    Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your father. He was the first neighbor to welcome us to ‘Beverly Heights’. My husband really enjoying talking to Jerry in the summer months. He will be sorely missed.

  3. I have very fond memories of Jerry and Delores. I was Jerry’s supervisor and friend at Xerox for several years and my wife and I babysat the two youngest children on more than one occasion in the early ’70’s. I always remember that Jerry called Delores ‘Delicious’. We had good times together outside of work, too. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you while I am working in Washington, DC and will not be able to attend services in person. John (& ex-wife Bonnie).

  4. I met Mr. Gerald O’Brien Sr. only once, but his hospitality, humour, and kindness i will never forget.
    Condolences to the family.

  5. My deepest Condolensces to Shawn and Lori, and the entire O’Brien Family, (although we have not met).
    The loss of my own father was the most difficult time in my life – but with the love of family and passing of time, the ache of your great loss will lessen and those wonderful memories will come back again, and again, to keep you company in his absence.
    Your Friend Sandy Fazio

  6. Our deepest sympathy to the entire O’Brien family.
    We will miss your Dad’s smiling face walking into the Legion.
    Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to the children and family of Jerry. He was a wonderful person and we were so fortunate to have known him for the past 15 years or more. We will surely miss him.

  8. Our heartfelt sympathy to all the O’Brien family on the passing of your father. Hold on to your memories and let them guide you during this time of sadness.

  9. Sorry for your loss.Mr O’brien was a very nice man alway had a smile and a nice words to say to me and my children.
    and would invite my son patrick in at christmas to eat cookies with him that his wife would be baking.
    He will be missed but’ What a SMILE’

  10. Uncle Jerry, I am so glad you were able to come to Florida and we were able to spend time with you. This was so sudden, you will be truly missed by all of us. We love you very much.

    Diane, Bob Michelle, Chase and Rachel Oldham

  11. With loving memory of our cherished friends, Delores and Jerry. They always brought laughter and joy. What a gift!! They will forever be in our hearts and prayers.

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