Kevin R. O'Brien, 58
Rye, NH - Kevin O'Brien, 58, of Rye, NH passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017, following a brief illness.
He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts to Robert K. and Barbara H. O'Brien. After graduating from Westborough High School he attended college before enlisting in the United States Army. Kevin excelled in the Army, eventually qualifying for the elite Special Forces. Kevin was honorably discharged from the Army in 1987 but remained a member of the Reserve and then the National Guard, including deployment to Afghanistan in 2003.
Kevin worked as a technical writer and software developer for several local companies. He earned a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York and a master's degree from Daniel Webster College. He was a life member of the Experimental Aviation Association and the Special Operations Association.
In 2011, Kevin founded his acclaimed Internet blog, Weaponsman.com
, which made his global circle of friends even wider.
Kevin leaves behind his father, Robert K. O'Brien of Jupiter, Florida; a brother, Brendan R. O'Brien and his wife Julie Grasso of Portsmouth, NH; a nephew, Samuel R. O'Brien, and niece, Gianna L. O'Brien.
Kevin's family will host a celebration of his life on Sunday, June 11 in Rye. For details please email email@example.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Green Beret Foundation.