Coming from Louisville’s Atherton High School, he majored in biology as a pre-med student. Obie dined at Cap and roomed with Franklin Browne and Roger Hoit in the Lockhart Lair. He managed the freshman basketball team and was a catcher on the freshman baseball team, staying active in club intramural sports.
After University of Kentucky medical school, he served in Vietnam as a surgeon in a Marine battalion. He overcame negative feelings about the war and went on to study urology at Emory University, where he taught and practiced for 27 years before entering private practice. A pioneer in kidney transplants and microsurgery, he received distinguished awards from Emory the Georgia Transplant Foundation.
Obie was a presence in our lives — always friendly and intensely supportive of Princeton. He served as class president for our 50th reunion, quietly coordinating the many tasks and preparation of the fantastic yearbook with classmates. He showed all of us how to manage in a quiet but affirmative manner, happy for classmates enjoying a major event.
Obie is survived by his wife of 31 years, Dr. Sue Kinsella; and his five children from his first two marriages. Our condolences go out to the family.