Brunswick - John ‘Jack’ Joseph O'Brien, Jr., 72, died Sunday, December 20, 2020, at his residence after a brief illness.
Born in Troy, he was son of the late John Joseph O'Brien, Sr. and Pearl Brooking O'Brien and husband for 46 years of Susan M. Wright O'Brien. He was raised in Troy, had resided in Latham, Speigletown and Brunswick for most of his life and was a graduate of Troy High School.
Jack was a Lead Chemical Operator at General Electric in Waterford for 34 years, retiring in 2008.
He was a member of IUE-CWA Local 81359. He was an Army veteran, serving as a paratrooper in the venerated 82nd Airborne Division. Jack enjoyed birdwatching, the bright lights of Las Vegas, was an avid sports fan and had a great jump shot. Most of all he enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren. In his leisure time, he was a rodeo clown and a water polo expert.
Survivors in addition to his wife include two sons, John J. (Elizabeth) O'Brien, III and Scott M. (Roni) O'Brien; three grandchildren, Riley, Avery and Nolan O'Brien; seven siblings, Patricia (Michael) Palladino, Mary Rose O'Brien, Michael O'Brien, James (Linda) O'Brien, Kathleen (Naveen) Mohan, Sandra O'Brien and Kevin (Tina) O'Brien and many other loved ones.
Funeral service private at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery Schuylerville.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of John Joseph O'Brien, Jr. to the Wounded Warrior Project 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256.
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Wounded Warrior Project
4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville FL 32256