|In Loving Memory of Pro-Life Servant Ed O'Brien, Ph.D.
Edward James “Ed” O’Brien, III – husband, father, counselor, patriot – died peacefully on Thursday, July 18, at the age of 73, surrounded by his family. Dr. O’Brien was a volunteer counselor for The Rachel Ministries / Abortion AfterCare-Healing, serving men and women suffering from the pain of abortion. “Ed brought the ‘heart’ to our mental health team serving on Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreats,” said The Rachel Ministries Director Eileen Kuhlmann. “He used few words, yet his big smile and always present heart were enough for so many to know that they were loved and accepted by God.”
Before becoming a marriage and family counselor, he served his country for 24 years in the Navy, retiring with the rank of Commander. In hopes of following his true passion of helping others, he sought and received his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2002. He was an integral member of the St. Rita Catholic Community and a tireless advocate of faith-centered marriages. His dedication was further witnessed through his unceasing devotion to his surviving spouse of 50 years, Sandra S. O’Brien, and his children, their spouses and families, including 15 grandchildren. We are so grateful for his service, and miss him dearly. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.
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