In memory of

   Robert O'Brien



Robert M. O'Brien, aged 83, of Walker, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, December 19, 2009, after a long battle with cancer. He was born to the proud parents of Charles Virgil and Julia Mary Carolyn O'Brien in Mitchell, South Dakota. Robert served in the US Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater where he was a staff sergeant in the medical field and also served as an M.P. He was a chief inspector at Kelvinator in the porcelain plant and a self-employed General Contractor. Robert also worked for the secret service in Washington, D.C. In the 70's, he owned a night club called Canopy Lounge for 16 years prior to his retirement. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert P. O'Brien; his beloved wife of 58 years, Lee Virginia O'Brien; sister, Opal G. VandenBos and her husband, Burt; and his parents. Robert leaves behind his brother, Victor O'Brien; sisters-in-law, Virginia Zowoski and Josephine Stratton; his very best friend of 60 years and caregiver of five months, Marie R. Hopkins; best friends, Al Spoors, Robert (Judy) Kelley, and Gary Holton. The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of Great Lakes Hospice, Jan Jones of Guardian Angels, Dr. Gleffe D.O., and his nurse, Sue. Also to Chris Corilla and Dylan of Bennigan's on Alpine and Bill Strong of Starbucks on Alpine. Funeral services for Robert will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 2894 Patterson Ave SE, Grand Rapids with military honors by the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard. Relatives and friends may meet the family at the chapel on Monday beginning at 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Lot Location --  Veterans 521 C #4

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