James Hugh O’Brien passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017, age 75. Born and raised in Renton, son of John and Ann (Loscar) O’Brien, grandson of James and Nellie (Sedlacek) O’Brien. Jim attended St. Anthony School and Renton High School. He retired after 30 years with Pacific Northwest Bell/US West only to start his next career at REI.
He loved life and adventure. Jim had been a skydiver, scuba diver, triathlete, marathon runner, rock climber, mountaineer, and sea kayaker. Most importantly he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years Lynda (Smith); sons James (Robyn) and Richard (Andrea); grandsons Chase, Connor, and Rory; brother William, sisters Mary Ann, Jan, and Susan.
Jim was a great man who lived a great life and has left a great legacy.