Patrick R.  O’Brien

April 30, 1963 - February 22, 2021

Visitation: Friday, February 26, 2021, 3-7 pm; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry

Service: Saturday, February 27, 2021, 10 am; St. Kilian Church

Patrick R. O’Brien
Age 57, of Marshall Twp., passed away peacefully on Monday, February 22, 2021 in his home, surrounded by his beautiful and loving family: the love of his life, Cathy (DePietro) O’Brien, whom he married on Oct. 1, 1988; and his beloved “pack”, his children Emily, Kevin, Julie, and Kyle O’Brien.

Pat, son of John (d. 1974) and Patricia (Kennedy) O’Brien, was born on April 30, 1963 and raised in Cranford, NJ. Dear brother of Jack (Judy), Tom (Patti), Brian, Kevin (Joni), Colleen, and James (Judy) O’Brien. Much-loved uncle to dozens of nieces and nephews and dear friend to countless others. To know Pat was to love him.

Pat enjoyed a storied career in the global foreign exchange markets, based in New York City, Sydney, and Pittsburgh. Pat was an avid skier and became a ski instructor at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort. A life-long sports and fitness enthusiast, he enjoyed cycling, hiking, body-surfing, soccer, hockey, basketball, and long walks with his beautiful dog, Lucky.

Pat was admired by all for the courage and positive energy he displayed throughout his long battle. He was the life of every party, and his warm smile and sense of humor will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday from 3-7 pm at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10 am at St. Kilian Church, officiated by Rev. Charles Bober.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Pat’s name to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

“Cancer Centers Patient Assistance Fund”

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  • Erin OBrien-Burgdorf and Helen O'Brien

    Dear Cathy, ‘the pack”, Aunt Pat and all my OBrien cousins, Have been thinking of all of you and especially today. My mother and I went to St.Catharines Church and cemetery and thought especially of Patrick and his beloved family and of my Dad on their shared birthday. I will always remember Patrick and all of you on this day. Much love to all. Erin and Aunt Helen

  • Alan and Laurie Hardy

    So sorry to hear about your brother. Laurie and I, and the entire Tongue in Cheek quartet, are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Francis Piscal Jr

    My cousin Patrick was a prince of a man. He adored his wife and children and always put them first.

    Patrick was intelligent, articulate and witty. He worked hard to create a career on Wall Street. He remained humble and grateful.

    Patrick earned the respect of his peers. More than that, his endearing personality and integrity created lasting friendships.

    I am blessed to be part of the great O’Brien clan.
    Patrick will remain a cornerstone of our family.

  • Jody Copier

    Sending my deepest sympathies to the O’Brien Family. Patrick was such a great guy to be around and will be deeply missed. Thinking of you all during this difficult time xoxo

  • Cathy Burd Nelms

    With deepest sympathy to all the O’Brien Clan from the Burd’s.

  • Tim & Cori Zeitler

    Cathy,Emily,Kevin,Julie & Kyle we send our deepest sympathy to all of you and your entire family in the passing of Patrick. May God bless all of you.

  • Don & Joanna Skrdlant

    We are so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cathy and Family. Pat will be truly missed but he will continue to be a huge inspiration to us all.

  • Tony Salvo

    So sorry to hear about your passing Pat. God bless you and your family. So many good times in Cranford! May we all have half the courage of you. Tony Salvo

  • James L Bosworth Jr.

    The entire Bosworth family would like to send our deepest sympathies. May we all live lives of faith and courage like Pat.
    God bless.

  • Peter Allen

    So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. I worked with him at SBV NY FX. A truly nice guy with a great sense of humor. Sincere condolences to the family, Rest In Peace Doc and keep shorting the kiwi.
    Peter & Ellen Allen

  • Doc

    OB was a great friend. He was always good and kind to my siblings, Chris and Karen Dougherty. My Mom always thought of OB as a genuine, kind-hearted, and humorous soul. He was an excellent soccer player and made our 1981 Cranford soccer team awesome because of his talent. Thanks to my dear friend, I have the absolute best, funny, and memorable moments in life. Thank you for everything OB. Rest In Peace my friend. Love Doc

  • Dave Wagner

    Blessed to have known such a great guy. There are no real words to fully express feelings of our loss, but right now I’m thinking of his smile, humor and positive attitude, and my thoughts and prayers are with his entire family. Dave

  • Deirdre Sonsini

    Cousin Patrick was a sweet and kind soul who always exuded tremendous warmth and grace. May he have a glorious reunion with the Divine and his departed loved ones.

  • Katie Kelly

    So sad to hear of Patrick’s passing. He was the kindest man and always had a smile on his face. Our prayers are with the family.

  • Devin OBrien

    R. I.P. Pat LOVE you so much , you will be missed greatly, but never forgotten!

  • Bill OBrien

    To The OBrien’s of Cranberry, and other places near and far…

    I am sorry to hear about my cousin Pat.

    My thoughts and prayers for Cathy, the “pack”, Aunt Pat, the sibs – and the Aunt’s, Uncle’s and cousin’s.

    Peace and Love to you all.

    Billy OB

  • Morton Kaish

    For Patrick, whose warmth and thoughtfulness brought a beautiful, too brief, moment to my life.

  • Paul and Karen Kelly

    We will miss his smile and easy manner. Pat was always so much fun to be with. Laughter and genuine goodness came so naturally. Another Irish Angel!

    I will miss my cousin dearly.

  • Dede Rittman

    My deepest sympathy to Pat’s beautiful family. He fought the good fight. Blessings to your family.

  • Rosemarie Mohammed

    Patrick, you were such an amazing person with a wonderful sense of humor. The world will miss such a great man with a kind heart. Rest in peace.

  • Jim and Cynthia Fitzpatrick

    To my wonderful cousin Patrick..your love and devotion to your entire family was always an inspiration to us all…may God keep you safe in heaven as you greet your loved ones waiting to embrace you!

  • Mary Specht

    Patrick you will always be with us in our hearts, our memories, our prayers. You were one in a million and we love you! You fought a tough fight, but you didn’t lose you showed others how to be strong and do it with a smile! God bless you always!

    Love Joe and Mary Specht

  • Tom Dowd

    One of the most likable guys I’ve ever met. He will be dearly missed by all and his four year battle is nothing short of amazing. I wish we had more time together over the last year.
    He really was one of the best!

  • Jim OBrien

    Our beautiful brother. May you Rest in Peace and may God bless you always. Love you forever.
    Jim & Judy

  • Lydia Diassi

    Beautiful tribute to my wonderful cousin Patrick. You amazed me with your courage and positivity throughout your journey with this terrible disease. It may have robbed us all of your future but it will never take away all the memories we have shared. You will be missed beyond words and loved forever. Give my dad and sister a big hug from me. Until we meet again rest easy Love you ❤️❤️

  • Claire papp

    Rest In Peace Pat. May God’s Peace and love fill your loved ones hearts!

  • Pat and Tucker

    Such a wonderful tribute to our Amazing brother ! Thank you Emily and Jim
    Lots of love Patti and Tucker


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