Thomas G. O'Brien
O'Brien, Thomas G. ALBANY Thomas G. O'Brien, 88, of Albany, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital. Mr. O'Brien was born in East Jewett, N.Y. and was a U.S. Army Korean War combat veteran. He was a longtime employee of I.B.M. in Poughkeepsie, Kingston and East Fishkill, serving as an advisory quality engineer. He was awarded more than a dozen patents in the chemical engineering field and was a pioneer in developing some of the technologies we enjoy today. He was past commander of the Town of Ulster American Legion Post 1386, as well as a V.F.W. life member. Mr. O'Brien was predeceased by his wife, Beverly Newcomb O'Brien in 1994. He is survived by his daughter, Colleen T. O'Brien Volforte (Mike); his sons, Thomas F. (Reggie), John K. (Susan), Patrick M. (Tym), Timothy J. (Sylvia), Daniel S. (Robin) and Kevin P. (Linda) O'Brien; his brother, Peter L. O'Brien; his sisters, Teresa Decker, Rose Beers (Maurice) and Catherine O'Brien; his sister-in-law, Joan O'Brien; his 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Clarence T. O'Brien. Calling hours will be Monday, October 17, from 4-7 p.m. at the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday in All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St., Albany. Interment will be held privately at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peter's Hospital Foundation, 315 S. Manning Blvd, Albany, NY 12208. Make checks payable to The Community Hospice. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit HansFuneralHome.com .
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