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In Memory of

Joseph L. O'Brien

June 7, 1927 - September 14, 2017

Obituary


Joseph L. O'Brien, M.D. was born in Paterson, NJ on June 7, 1927 to Joseph M. and Agnes O'Brien. After grade school, he attended St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City graduating in 1944. He entered the Navy V-12 Program and was sent to Princeton University. In an accelerated wartime program, he completed his premedical requirements in two years and entered Cornell Medical College in 1946. While at Princeton, he was a member of the lightweight crew and a member of Prospect Club. He received his Medical Degree in 1950 and interned at Roosevelt Hospital in...

Joseph L. O'Brien, M.D. was born in Paterson, NJ on June 7, 1927 to Joseph M. and Agnes O'Brien. After grade school, he attended St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City graduating in 1944. He entered the Navy V-12 Program and was sent to Princeton University. In an accelerated wartime program, he completed his premedical requirements in two years and entered Cornell Medical College in 1946. While at Princeton, he was a member of the lightweight crew and a member of Prospect Club. He received his Medical Degree in 1950 and interned at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. He began a Medical Residency, which was interrupted by starting active duty as a Medical Officer in the Navy in 1952. He was stationed on various ships and hospitals until he was discharged as a Lieutenant in 1954. He then entered the Neurological Residency Program at the Neurological Institute of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. After completing his residency, he remained at the Neurological Institute for almost all of his professional life conducting a private practice and teaching. He retired in 1997 as an attending Neurologist and Clinical Professor of Neurology.
In 1962, he married Ann Louise Angelucci, who died in 2005. They had three children, Anne of Atlanta, Joseph of Seattle and Bevin Trennert of New York City. There are two grandchildren, Dominic and Marie Trennert.
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