Renate Sigrid O'Brien(Priess) of Glenville, passed away February 18, 2022, after a brief illness. Born December 4, 1945, in Mennighüffen, Germany. Renate and her immediate family emigrated to the Schenectady, NY area in the mid 1950's. She was the eldest child of the late Josephine and Gustav Priess.
She was a graduate of the former Mont Pleasant High School and Spencer Business and Technical Institute. Renate worked for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for over 30 years.
Renate is survived by her husband of fifty years Arthur T. O'Brien, formerly of Watervliet, children Christine O'Brien of Milton, and Robert O'Brien of Flagler Beach, Florida, brother Michael Priess(Donna) of Guilderland, sister of the late Angelika Fletcher of Schenectady, grandmother of Janette Deyoe of Glenville, and aunt to Michele Reale(Paul) of Rotterdam Junction, Steven Priess(Janice) of Latham, Ryder Priess(Joanna) of Whitstable, England and Charles Fletcher Jr. of Schenectady.
Graveside services will be held at Memory Gardens on Saturday, March 5, at 11:00 a.m.
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