Timothy William O'Brien - age: 95
(August 11, 1921 to January 22, 2017
TIMOTHY W. OBRIEN
Retired Superior Court Judge Timothy W. OBrien passed away on January 22, 2017. He was born in San Francisco, California, in August of 1921, to Timothy Vincent OBrien and Clara Walsh OBrien.
He worked for the US Army Air Corp. Port Air Office (Stockton, San Francisco and Oakland), January 1942 to February 1945. He entered the Army Air Corp on September 11, 1943. He was honorably discharged March of 1946. He married Frances Bentzinger, January 1, 1945 at the San Francisco Presidio Chapel. They were together until her death in 2003.
He entered the School of Law at University of San Francisco, in 1946. After he graduated and passed the bar, he was hired by the Attorney General and moved to Sacramento. He worked for the AGs Office until 1951. He worked for California State Employees Association until 1956. He moved to Ukiah, California in 1956. He was in private practice until 1971, when then Governor Regan appointed him to the Superior Court Dept. 2 of Mendocino County. He retired in 1986.
He was a historian. His family dates back to the 1860s, when Thomas Walsh settled on the coast near Elk, in Mendocino County. He endowed his love of history to his daughters. He enjoyed riding horseback, hunting and fishing throughout the county.
He is survived by his daughters Louise OBrien-Gannon (Steven Gannon) and Annette OBrien-Fashauer, his grand-daughters Jeanne Fashauer and Kathryn Gannon, his long-time friend Laura Cook.
Predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Frances B. OBrien and infant son Timothy William OBrien, Jr.
Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Mass at 11 AM, Friday, February 3, 2017 at St Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, 900 S. Oak St., Ukiah, California. A private internment service will be held in spring at Cuffys Cove near Elk, California.
He was a member of the Mendocino County Historical Society, The Loyal Order of Elk, Mendocino County Farm Bureau and many other organizations. Donation to hospices or a charity of your choice are preferred. Arrangements under the direction of the Eversole Mortuary