Harry "OB" O'Brien
Harry "OB" O'Brien
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Obituary of Harry "OB" O'Brien

Harry “OB” W. O’Brien, 87, passed away on January 28, 2020 at Ellis Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Pittsfield, MA he was the son of the late Harold and Helen (McColgan) O’Brien. Harry was educated at St. Joseph’s High School in Pittsfield, MA and went on to proudly defend his country in the Air Force from 1950 to 1957. During his time in the Air Force he served as an Aircraft Electrician. OB worked as an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic for US Airways retiring in 1996 after 38 years. Harry loved to fly as both a commercial pilot and as a flight instructor. He was the very proud recipient of the DOT/FAA Charles Taylor “Master Mechanic” Award. Harry enjoyed being a member of the Quiet Birdman “QB” Albany Hanger. OB also enjoyed traveling, horseback riding and downhill skiing in his younger days. Above all he enjoyed the time he spent with his family. Harry is survived by his children Timothy O’Brien (Ruth Leadley), Michael O’Brien (Mary Pellett), step-daughter Anne Lasky- Galka (Edward) and step-son Matthew Lasky (Theresa) and step-daughter-in-law Joann Perillo - Lasky. OB was the proud grandfather to Laura Perkins, Kurt Leadley, Miranda Trembley, Robert “Bobby” Desormeaux, Alexandra Lasky and Aidan Lasky (Jackie). He was the great-grandfather to Josaphine Perkins, Parker Kennelly, Roman Abdella, Jack Lasky, Emily Lasky and Aubrey Ewigman. Harry is also survived by his cherished significant other Rosemary Conant. Harry was predeceased by his first wife Barbara Pupo – O’Brien, his second wife Mary Ann Bex – O’Brien, his son Harry Bex O’Brien and his step-son John Lasky. Calling hours for Harry will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020 from 4-7pm at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Road Glenville. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 10am at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow the service at Memory Gardens, Colonie. Memorial contributions in Harry’s name may be made to The Ronald McDonald House at the Boston House, 229 Kent Street, Brookline, MA 02446
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Monday
3
February

Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, February 3, 2020
Glenville Funeral Home
9 Glenridge Rd
Glenville, New York, United States
Tuesday
4
February

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 10:40 am
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Glenville Funeral Home
9 Glenridge Rd
Glenville, New York, United States
Tuesday
4
February

Interment

11:30 pm - 11:45 am
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Memory Gardens
983 Watervliet Shaker Road
Colonie, New York, United States
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