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Henry Xavier Obrien Jr. ’54

Published in Mar. 25, 1998, issue

Henry "X" O'Brien died of a heart attack Dec. 9, 1996, in Cleveland, Ohio, where he had lived for the past year. A graduate of Shady Side Academy in his hometown of Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Pennsylvania Supreme Court Judge Henry X. O'Brien. During his Princeton years he majored in history, was a member of Colonial Club, and roomed with Bruce Robertson, Harding Thompson, Bayard Henry, and Mason Reed. He went on to Temple U. Law School in Philadelphia.

His business activities took him to St. Louis, where he married Martha Janet Egley. They subsequently lived in Longmeadow, Mass., and Lexington, Ky. Divorced in 1981, "X" is survived by his son, Henry III, his daughter, Martha, and by his sister, Caroline Staley, and her children.

A memorial service was held in Pittsburgh on Sat., Jan. 25, 1997.

Classmates will fondly remember "X" for his wonderful sense of humor and his warm, welcoming smile. The class extends its sympathy to the family for their loss.

The Class of 1954

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