William O'Brien
William O'Brien

Obituary of William O'Brien

William Francis O'Brien, 86, of Weiser, ID, passed away unexpectedly on November 5, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital in Boise, ID. Bill was born on September 1, 1927 to William and Sarah O'Brien in New York City, NY. Bill enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and served aboard destroyers for the first nine years of his service. In 1954, he entered into Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training and graduated with CLASS 13. Bill served with UDT in many aspects of service such as command Master Chief, BUD/S training command Chief, and other duties which were imperative to the successful disposition of UDT Team 11. After 33 years of faithful service to the Military, Bill retired in 1976. Bill married Rose Mary Cebrat on May 16, 1951. Together, they had four children Patricia A. (Pete) Bilicki, William F. O'Brien III, Michael S. (Kathy) O'Brien and Helen M. (Bob) Seagle Bill is survived by two of his four children, Patricia A. O'Brien-Bilicki and Michael S. O'Brien and his six grand children and fourteen great grand children. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, his brother James Gerald O'Brien, his wife Rose Mary and two of his children William and Helen. A rosary will be held on November 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm at St. Agnes Catholic Church at 214 E. Liberty St. in Weiser, ID., followed by a mass on November 13, 2013 at 11:00am. Bill will be interred at Fort Rosecrans in late January of 2014. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Words cannot express how much Bill is loved and will be truly missed by his family and friends. May all your days be like yesterday, only easier. HOO-YAH Bill!
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