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Skip O'Brien

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

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 8, 2011.
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May 4, 2011
Skip and I worked together for several years on CSI and did our best to stay in touch since our mutual departures from the show. Throughout our numerous emails to each other, Skip remained a strong, positive and highly upbeat friend and Marine brother. Upon finding out about his passing I was deeply saddened and stunned. My heart sank as he was someone I was very proud to consider a friend. My heart and prayers go out to his family and friends everywhere. Semper Fi my brother...I will see you again.
Mark Lentry
April 29, 2011
I enjoyed his work in numerous moviesand television shows. Was saddened to hear this news. -K P Kendall
April 28, 2011
Skip was a very important participant in the Prostate Cancer Chat Room; sharing his words of wisdom & advice to all of us. Thank you Skip. You are missed.
Richard Zuch
April 28, 2011
As hostess of the online Prostate Cancer Chat Room, I speak for all Skip's friends.......we loved "knowing" you, and were delighted by your wonderful photography.

I "knew" Skip best, as we exchanged many long emails. He fought bravely, for a long time. I miss you, my friend.
Anne McLeod
April 11, 2011
Too much time passed between our talks, but I cherished each and every word. We will meet again. I am the fortunate one, for being able to say that you were my friend.
Babs Klein
April 10, 2011
Skippy (in front) looks like he's doing a Popey impression
Our prayers are with the O'Brien family. Sorry I didn't get to see my old friend again after so many years. I know God will see to it that he has a comfortable hereafter, I'm sure he could use another actor in heaven.
Leroy Covert
April 10, 2011
You surely will be missed, my old friend. Thank you for the years of laughter and friendship. You were the best paperboy we ever had, said my Dad back in the day! He meant that too. You were a shining light with a glowing spirit and a beautiful heart. "God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best."

Karin Delaney O'Brien
Oceanside, Ca.
Karin O'Brien
April 10, 2011
There are no magic words that I could write, that will ease your family's sorrow. May they find peace soon and may you always feel the sun shining on you.
Retha C.
April 7, 2011
May the flame of this candle light the way of your journey. May you rest in peace.
Tammy Myron
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