OBITUARY

Thomas Michael O'Brien III

November 18, 1952July 3, 2021
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Thomas Michael O’Brien, III born November 18, 1952 passed away on July 3, 2021 after a brief illness in Plano, Texas.

Tom graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School (Metairie, LA) and then Texas Tech University with a bachelors degree in Journalism. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

Tom chose a career in medical sales selling surgical devices for leading companies such as Davol, CR Bard and Sun Medical. In 1993, he founded Eclipse Medical in Dallas-Fort Worth, a manufacturer of medical devices serving the aesthetic dermatology and plastic surgery specialties. Eclipse was a pioneer in the aesthetic medical arena growing from a regional distributor to a national manufacturer.

Tom, the oldest of ten children, was preceded in death by siblings Elizabeth O’Brien, Angela Juengerman, Keenen O’Brien, Patricia Rogers. He is survived by his wife Kathleen, mother Linda Hensel, and siblings Ellen Tillman (Melissa, TX), Kevin O’Brien (Coppell, TX), Kathleen Nichols (Dallas, TX), Paul O’Brien (Lewisville, TX), Jennifer Halm (Great Falls, VA), Steve Hensel (Grapevine, TX), Karen Dennis (Flower Mound, TX).

Tom was the father of six children – Thomas Michael IV, Rachel Elizabeth Hewitt, Shane Alexander, Allison Elizabeth Phillips, Shannon Bridget, Brendan Thomas. He had 5 grandchildren – Hayes Hewitt, Hudson Hewitt, Eliza O’Brien, Thomas O’Brien V, Sloan Phillips.

Tom enjoyed the mountains, golf, bicycling and travel. Tom successfully completed two cross country bike rides after the age of 50 as a fund raiser to benefit Wounded Warrior Project – Dallas to Los Angeles, and Los Angeles to Savanna, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, please remember Tom by donating to WoundedWarriorProject.org.

Visitation will be July 11, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Memorial service will be Monday, July 12, 2021 at 10:00 am at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home, 5725 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville, TX 76034. Followed by a graveside at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 11, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Monday, July 12, 2021

  • Commital Service

    Monday, July 12, 2021

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Stephen and Ann Mulholland

July 26, 2021

Tom was there at the workshop Ann and I met at in the late 90's ... we have experienced many workshops with Tom, many dinners, many conferences, and smiles...walking the beach in Hawaii...laughing and (us) admiring Tom following his vision and seeing success (over and over). Tom was an innovator in the Aesthetic space and it was an honour to know and work with him on so many entrepreneurial projects.

Mostly enjoying the Tom Obrien the person is what we will remember most. Tom will be much missed. God bless to the family and the many that will miss Tom.

R. Stephen Mulholland Ann Mulholland

Katherine McGovern

July 18, 2021

I will truly miss my friend Tom Obrien that I knew for over thirty years. He had the uncanny ability to see the glass being full and overflowing. He always saw the best in everyone and forgave all that he loved in his life! I still have to keep from picking up the phone to catch up.... I know that he loved his family and thought his kids and grandchildren were wonderful. I hope you are up there making deals. I know we will meet again. Save a spot for me.

Katy McGovern

Jim Lever

July 16, 2021

My deepest condolences to the entire family. I had the pleasure of meeting Tom via Zoom on a number of occasions. His love and delight of family was easy to see. His commitment to his company and to building genuine partnerships with clients was also very much in evidence. His legacy will live on his family and in the company he helped create. Your family have been and continue to be very much in my thoughts and prayers.

Kim Winebrenner

July 12, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the O Brien family and the Eclipse organization at this time. It was a real pleasure working with Tom over the years. He will surely be missed and will always be respect what what he was able to bring to our industry.

Deepest Condolences,
Kim Winebrenner

Christina Pollard

July 11, 2021

I feel truly honored to have had the privilege to have worked so closely with Tom. I will always admire the drive , dedication and love Tom had for his work, family and each individual he met along the way.
I will cherish all the memories that were made, from the long hours of strategic planning to the celebratory dinners.
My heart is with the O’Brien family now and always.
Tom, thank you for always believing in me when I was unable to believe in myself at times. You’re leadership will never be forgotten.


Mark Nestor

July 11, 2021

Tom was a wonderful individual and a true visionary. He was able to foresee the needs of the aesthetic market and constantly innovate and pivot to meet those needs. More than that he was the type of individual that you always were happy to see and you can call a good friend. He will be missed.

Jeff Hayes

July 11, 2021

Although our association was a brief one, Tom was a valued mentor, a visionary and a business leader that cared most of all for those that he worked and associated with. He taught me a lot in a very short period of time and I shall sincerely miss our association. "Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was"...

Taylor Bonds

July 9, 2021

I’ve only known and worked for Tom for less than a year. In the short time I’ve known him he’s been a informative impact.

Such a smart business man and even better salesman.

I’ll never forget our insider jokes and his never ending comical nature. His energy will be missed around the office for sure. My condolences go out to his family and most importantly the children and grandchildren.

Sanjay Batra

July 8, 2021

I am devastated to hear of Tom’s passing. I loved him very much and we developed a very deep bond that crossed all levels of business and friendship. Tom was a pioneer and fearless leader who was not afraid to make decisions. At the same time, he was very humble, profound and could see the world and the future in a way that most people never think about. Whether at a conference or traveling to a far away destination like India, I cherished every moment that we spent together. Please accept our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. We are praying for you and your family.

Amy Kamin

July 8, 2021

It is with the heaviest heart that I write this. Tom and I worked together for years traveling to Israel, attending sales meetings, working trade shows, and lots of business dinners. Over the years we developed a friendship and I had deep admiration towards him. We always updated each other on business and our respective families. Tom was energetic, innovative, and creative. Nothing was ever too much for him. He will be sorely missed and is in my prayers.

FROM THE FAMILY