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James R. “Dick” O’Brien

James Richard “Dick” O’Brien, 83, a native of Rittman, Oh, retired resident of Carolina Shores, NC, and current resident of Raleigh, NC, passed away February 6, 2015 at Transitions Life Care (formerly Hospice of Wake County) after an extended illness. Dick was a 1949 graduate of Rittman High School, and quarterbacked the Indian football team.

Dick was predeceased by his parents, Richard E. & Maizie O’Brien, a brother Robert O’Brien, daughter Nancy Styron, and his beloved wife Patsy.

Dick is survived by his son, Jim O’Brien, daughter Julie (Bill) Hoyle, sisters Pat Costa, Delores Siders, Eileen Ashley, Kathy Wright, brother Bill O’Brien, Grandkids, Danny, Jeff, & Laura Hoyle, Dana Hamdan, Great-grandkids, Kelsey, Will, Rebecca Hoyle, Weston Brown, Zak & Gracie Hamdan.

The memorial service for Mr. O’Brien will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, Februar 13, 2015 at the Cremation Society of the Carolinas, 2205 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27604. Condolences may be left at www.cre

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Dick’s honor to: Transitions Life Care, 250 Hospice Cr, Raleigh, NC 27607.