Hillcrest Funeral Home

1060 North Carolina Drive, El Paso, TX


Robert Pond O'Beirne

December 11, 1928December 16, 2015
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Dr. Robert Pond O’Beirne, DDS - December 11, 1928 - December 16, 2015

In loving memory of Robert Pond O'Beirne, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother passed on 16 December 2015. Robert was born in Brooklyn, New York and spent his childhood in Queens Village and Wading River, NY. He graduated with a physics degree from Fordham University, NY. During the Korean War, he served in the United States Army First Guided Missiles Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas. After his military service, Robert returned to school and with hard work, he earned his DDS degree from St. Louis University Dental School, St. Louis, MO.

Dr. O’Beirne was a practicing dentist in El Paso for over 40 years. He was active in many civic affairs and served as president of the El Paso Lower Valley Rotary Club. He was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Dr. O’Beirne celebrated 65 years of marriage to his beloved wife, Mary Ann. Together they were parents to 12 children, who blessed them with 25 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his 3 children: Virginia Ann, Robert Charles and William Francis. Survivors include his beloved wife, Mary Ann and his 9 devoted children and their families: Robert, Mary Maggard, Patrick, Carolyn, John, Jeanne Soucy, Peter, Edward and Colin. Robert leaves behind a lifetime of treasured memories.

Visitation 5–9 p.m. Monday, December 21, 2015 with Vigil at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home, 1060 N. Carolina. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 2301 Zanzibar. Interment to follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery.


  • Visitation Monday, December 21, 2015
  • Vigil Service Monday, December 21, 2015
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, December 22, 2015


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Brian Morales

April 21, 2016

My deepest condolences to the entire O'Beirne family. I just found out this week. I attended Our Lady of the Valley with Carolyn way back in 1973 and I recall Dr. O'Beirne's office being on North Loop. He gave a talk to the boys in our class way back then and I never forgot him. I pray the Lord comfort all of you. Carolyn, I pray especially for you as you are the one I knew best as a classmate. God Bless you and comfort you as the year progresses.

January 8, 2016

Dear Mrs. OBeirne and Family.... My sincere condolences to you and your family. Dr. OBeirne was our family Dentist for years. Since I was a little girl.. Then Dentist to my children. But not only our Dentist. He was family. Treated us as family. Such a loving person.. I share your loss.. Not only for you and your family, but also as my Mother Loretta France's ORourke-Gillespie recently passed away. Dr. OBeirne was Moms Dentist also.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family at this difficult time.. Sincerely, Eileen Gillespie-Metzkow and Family..

January 3, 2016

Mrs. O'Beirne,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Harold counted him as a great friend. Sending condolences from all the Ryan family.
Laurie Ryan

Dolores Delorenzo

December 29, 2015

Maryann-My sincere sympathy to you as I learned about your husband's passing!
My deceased husband Ted and brother-in-law Jim were good friends of his through Fordham and the military.

Dolores Richards DeLorenzo

Mary Eveler Villegas

December 22, 2015

My deepest condolences to you Aunt Mary and all the O'Beirne's. Uncle Bob was such a special person to me and a wonderful Godfather. You are in my prayers and thoughts at this most difficult time. I know that Uncle Bob is now in heaven watching over all of us.

I will miss you Uncle Bob!

Debbie (Villarreal) Davenport

December 22, 2015

My condolences to the family, the good Dr. was dentist to my entire family and my family went to school with the O'Beirne family. I got my first lesson on dental care from his office and have been smiling with my pearly whites ever since. Great man! RIP

Ralph Loya

December 21, 2015

My condolences to the O'Beirne family. Dr. O'Beirne was my dentist way back in the 60's off North Loop Rd. He was such a nice man and would give us a Prices Dairy coupon for a free ice cream cup at the diary. RIP Dr.

Ruth Rotton

December 21, 2015

Aunt Maryann and Family, My deepest condolences for your loss of the wonderful man and "my favorite Uncle".

The one thing that helped me thru the illness and passing of my Dad was the knowledge that his Mom, brother's Ed and Jimmy and Aunt Alice were all there waiting for him.

Can you imagine the reunion of the glorious O'Beirne boy's. They are truely in a better place and I don't cry for them but for all of you going thru your loss and grief. Know that I pray for you all and wish you comfort.

Love, Ruthie

Joe Obeirne

December 21, 2015

Rest in peace Uncle Bob

December 19, 2015

There is just never, ever a good time to say goodbye to one who has given you birth and that you have loved dearly all your life.
Our thoughts, emotions and prayers are with you all, and we grieve with you - still knowing that Bob is at peace.

God bless you,
Bob and Ruth Ann Alford
Tomball, Texas