EVA (Evie) C. O'Brian. Born May 2, 1996, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday July 19, 2014. Evie was a recent graduate of Episcopal Academy and was to attend Penn State University majoring in Hotel and Hospitality Management. Her hope was to help restaurants and school cafeterias offer more options for people with food allergies.
She is survived by her parents David and Christy, her brother Christopher and sister Abby; also her grandparents Marvin and Carol Maizel and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Evie loved her school, classmates, teachers and coaches and their love of her is evident by their overwhelming support.
She was known for her infectious and ever present smile and will be remembered for her laugh, high spirit, drive and determination. She participated in field hockey, track and lacrosse. She was an avid runner participating in many runs; most recently the Philadelphia Half Marathon and The Broad Street Run. Evie loved food and had fun experimenting with cooking and finding new ingredients to spice things up.
Evie was an organ donor and helped save and improve the lives of many by her grace. Family and Friends are invited to a Memorial Service at 7:00 P.M., Wednesday July 23, 2014 at The Episcopal Academy Chapel, 1785 Bishop White Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in her memory to her beloved Episcopal Academy.
Published on Philly.com on July 22, 2014