James O'Brien, Jr.

Obituary of James E. O'Brien, Jr.

Niskayuna - James (Jim) Edward O'Brien Jr., 72 of Niskayuna, NY passed away on 16 August 2021 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY. Jim was born in Oswego, NY to James Edward O'Brien, Sr. and Lucy O'Brien (nee Strazzante) on 23 June 1949. He graduated from Oswego High School in 1976. He went on to earn his Associates Degree prior to proudly serving his country in the US Navy. In 1975, Jim met his beloved wife Linda when he was her teaching assistant at SUNY Oswego. He went on to graduate from SUNY Oswego in 1977 before marrying the love of his life on July 21, 1984. Jim enjoyed working as a supervisor of Health Systems Data management at New York State Dept. of Health for over 40 years, where he worked until he retired in July 2013. Up until his untimely passing, Jim was incredibly active- he enjoyed teaching and practicing as a fifth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do at Pai's, serving as secretary and competitive shooting/archery at Sportsman Club of Clifton Park and going on long bike rides along the Mohawk River. Jim is survived by his spouse, Linda Michon of Niskayuna, NY; sons Christopher (Emily Hartzell) O'Brien and Matthew (Heather) O'Brien. He was most proud to call himself grandpa to Noah O'Brien (Matthew and Heather). He is further survived by brothers John (Karen) O'Brien, Patrick (Obi Oki) O'Brien; niece Cathleen (Mark), nephew David (Heather), grand niece Brynn (David and Heather) and newest grand nephew Colin Joseph (Cathleen and Mark). Jim is predeceased by his parents James and Lucy. Calling hours will be held Thursday August 19, 2021, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., Schenectady. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Union St. on Friday, August 20 at 9:00 A.M. with Reverend Bob Longobucco officiating. Interment will be Friday at 2:00 P.M. at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY. Memorial donations may be made to National MS society (www.nationalmssociety.org )
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