Patrick Daniel O'Brien
June 27, 1946 – April 5, 2014
Patrick Daniel O'Brien, age 67, passed away at 1am on April 5, 2014 due to complications from Acute Pancreatitis. He is survived by his mom, Marie O'Brien, wife, Katie O'Brien, and two daughters, Kelly Callirgos and Shannon Chown. Pat worked in aerospace at JPL for over 25 years. He was also an active member of the Sunland/Tujunga American Legion Post 377, Sunland/Tujunga Elks Lodge, Sunland/Tujunga Neighborhood Council and an Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Sunland/Tujunga American Legion Post 377, Sunland/Tujunga Elks Lodge, or your charity of choice. https://www.facebook.com/pat.obrien.52012548 Pat will be resting at the site he chose 35 years ago: 163F in the Garden of Prayer
- Funeral Service Saturday, April 12, 2014
Patrick Daniel O'Brien
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May 7, 2014
Sailing Through A Third of a Century
We had a 3rd of a century together, sailing the many seas
Some were rough and windy, some we sailed with ease
We hoisted our sails and dropped anchor in many ports
Enjoying life and having fun on all our favorite shores.
Our family and friends grew and filled our sails throughout the years,
with many oceans of happiness and a few sad seas of tears
Suddenly Pat's ship of strength was ravaged with his pain
And though we prayed it would recover, it would never sail again
When my captain could not return for a life he would have loved
I had to let his spirit go, to sail the seas above.
So I told him I would release him, to sail the great beyond
And though we're apart on earth, there will always be that bond.
And someday we'll all meet again as whitecaps in the sea
Without the pain & challenges, our spirits will be free
Love you and miss you so very much.
Tomi Lyn Bowling
April 12, 2014
A very dedicated statesman who defended his country and for years worked to better his community. His legacy will live on forever. We can't thank you enough O'Brien family for sharing your treasure with us. Hugs to you all!
April 11, 2014
Pat was a very kind and a true renaissance man. The pictures speak a thousand words.
Very sad to hear of his sudden passing. I know he loved his family and my prayers are for them.
Cousin - Katie
April 10, 2014
Katie, Kelly & Shannon and family.; So sorry to hear about Pat. Our deepest sympathy. He will be so missed greatly. If there is anything that we can do, please let us know.
April 9, 2014
I have known Pat for many years and really liked him. He was a kind man, very involved with his family and community. He was just elected again to serve on our neighborhood council but it wasn't meant to be. I'm so sorry he didn't have more time to spend with us.