Robert Gary O’Brien

Robert Gary O’Brien, 71 of Windermere, Fla., died on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Gary was born in St. Marys on Nov. 5, 1940 to Harry Thomas “Jack “and Mary Loeffler O’Brien. He grew up in St. Marys and attended Clarion University in Clarion, graduating in 1962. He later earned an MBA from Suffolk University in Boston, Mass. He spent his professional career in the educational publishing field, retiring as regional vice president from SRA/McGraw-Hill in 2006. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marilyn (Follette), two brothers; Col. USAF H.T. (retired) O’Brien of Alexandria, Va., and Francis Patrick O’Brien of Boise, Idaho; and several nieces and nephews. Per the request of Robert Gary O'Brien, there will be no services. Cremation arrangements will be handled by Woodlawn Funeral Home, Gotha, Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan Care Hospice of Orlando, 1300 Semoran Blvd., Suite 210, Orlando, FL 32807; or to a charity of the donor's choice.