Mark O'Brien, 49, passed away January 29, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in New York and spent several of his younger years overseas in the Philippines and Germany. Mark will always be considered a soul of the Space Coast as this was truly his home.
Mark never met a stranger he didn't like. He had a warm smile and offered kind words and good advice to those he knew and loved.
Mark is survived by his parents, Richard and Ursula O'Brien of Melbourne; his two sons and greatest achievements in life, Austin (18) and Alex (15); the mother of his children and best friend, Terri Allerton; brothers, Michael (Kathy) O'Brien of Coral Springs, FL and Christopher (Camilla) O'Brien of Orlando; several nieces, nephews, cousins, lifelong friends and Gabby.
A time of remembrance will be held at a later date for friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to Candlelighters of Brevard (1875 S.Patrick Dr. Suite A, IHB, FL 32937).
The O'Brien family will forever be grateful for their support during Alex's successful battle with Leukemia.
Anyone wishing to share a memory, send the family a message or place a memorial donation is asked to please visit Mark's guestbook at www.beachfuneralhome.com.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Feb. 3, 2013