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AGE: 60 • formerly of Hazlet
Skip O'Brien, 60, of Glendora, Calif., passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Born Bernard Francis O'Brien in Jersey City, Skip moved to Union Beach as a young boy, and lived there until he entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1968. After graduating from Brookdale College in 1980, he moved to California to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. During his 30 year career, Skip appeared in many commercials, TV series and movies. In 1981, he married Susanne Bordeaux of Aberdeen; they lived in California, where they raised two children, Erin, 23 and Russell, 20. He relocated to Hazlet in 2010 to be close to his family.
Skip was predeceased by his parents, Bernard and Margaret O'Brien. He is survived by his wife, Susanne; a daughter, Erin; a son, Russell; a sister, Kathleen O'Brien; a brother, Thomas O'Brien; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Family and friends are invited from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 10 at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport; and Monday, April 11 at the funeral home, at a time to be announced, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Keyport. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Keyport. To offer the family online condolences or for directions to the funeral home, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 8, 2011