O'BRIEN, DENNIS E., 64
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Ocala - Dennis E. O'Brien, 64, of Sarasota, Highlands, NC and Ocala passed away after a brief illness on November 11, 2012.
Dennis graduated from the University of Florida and served two years in the Army before launching a long and successful career in real estate. He was involved in many luxury sales with Michael Saunders & Company in Florida, and Signature Properties/ Meadows Mountain Realty in Highlands. His specialty was building lasting relationships with clients and friends.
Dennis was a recognized professional and a southern gentleman. He was gracious to family and fiends, always perfectly groomed, and loved to entertain at his river-front cabin on the Cullasaja Gorge in Highlands. Dennis had a passion for fly fishing, which he shared with his beloved brother, Richard, in the mountains of NC as well as the St Johns River in his native Ocala.
Time spent with Dennis would include his special brand of jovial good-natured humor and story-telling. He was truly one of a kind.
Dennis is survived by sisters Angela (Jerry) of Tennessee, Mary Ann (Bill) of Florida, Veronica of Florida, Debra of California and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Richard of Ocala.
Dennis was deeply loved by his family and many friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Private interment occurred on November 19th followed by a celebration of life at Marina Jack's in Sarasota. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
or the Sun City Center (FL) Hospice House (Lifepath).
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Dec. 2 to Dec. 3, 2012