Marian R. O'Brien - December 5, 2017

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 ALBANY Marian R. O'Brien passed away at home in Albany, NY on December 5, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Selkirk on June 7, 1924 to Allyn and Geraldine Stalker. She lived most of her life in the Ravena area, and her last few years with her daughter Karen and her husband in Albany.

      Marian is survived by her children, Robert A. O'Brien (Lee Rae, deceased), Karen Lalor (Stephen), Sharon Andrews (Gary), and Susan Holbrook (Craig); 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husbands, John J. O'Brien and Russell Steltz, her parents and brother, Allyn Stalker, Jr.

     Marian graduated from Ravena High School and after many years of service she retired from the R-C-S School District in 1986. She was a loyal volunteer at St. Peter's Hospice for several years.

     The family wishes to thank The Community Hospice and Dr. Gary Bakst for their compassionate, excellent care of Marian. Donations in her memory may be made to the Veterans Miracle Center, 10 Interstate Ave, Albany, NY, 12205. (518-486-8398).  

     Private services will be held at a later date.