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O'Brien, Patrick Thomas Ret. Chicago Police Department, went home to be with his late wife Sandra Lee (Mathis) on June 7, 2009, with his loving children and grandchildren by his side. Born on October 10, 1938 to his late parents Martin J. (Ret. CPD) and Francis (Ryno) O'Brien, also preceding him in death was his sister Joan Fealy, he leaves to cherish his memory his children, Laura (Rick) Morrison, Las Vegas, NV, Dawn (George) Lesniewski, Munster, IN, Kelly Gerstner (Adam Murphy Fiance), Schererville, IN, and Patrick (Rhonda Knee) O'Brien, Cedar Lake, IN, 13 loving grandchildren will miss their Papa, Dustin and Amanda Gordon, Las Vegas, NV, Valerie and Victor Alvarez, George, Angel, and Sandra Lee Lesniewski, Munster, IN, Alexis and Justin Gerstner, Adam Jr. and Kaelan Murphy, Schererville, IN, Greg Knee and William O'Brien, Cedar Lake, IN, he also leaves behind his beloved friend of 56 years Joyce O'Brien, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Patrick is a retired Chicago Police Officer, a Veteran of the Marines a member of the FOP lodge #7, Knights of Columbus and the Sons of the American Legion post #697. He graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in 1957 and was a member of the "Clyde Tech" group. Visitation Tuesday, 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. from the Elmwood Chapel, 11200 S. Ewing Ave., Chicago, to Church of the Annunciata, Mass 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. 773-731-2749
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on June 8, 2009