Thomas Kevin "TKO" O'Brien

Thomas Kevin O'Brien
, 56, formerly of East St. Louis, and Fairview Heights, IL, died Friday, June 4, 2010 of a sudden heart attack.

Mr. O'Brien was known as Kevin or "TKO" and was a taxi cab driver. He graduated from St. Patrick School, East St. Louis and Belleville Township High School East. He served in the United States Marine Corps.

He was preceded in death by:

  • Mother: Norine nee Forkin O'Brien.

Surviving are his:

  • Father: Thomas I. O'Brien of Swansea, IL,
  • Sisters: Maureen, Sheila, Patti and Ellen and their families
  • An Uncle & Aunt , Jack and Marie
  • Loving cousins

The O'Brien family is grateful to the many friends and neighbors who have been patient, understanding and generous to Kevin throughout his life.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Catholic Urban Programs at P.O. Box 3310, East St. Louis, IL 62203

Funeral: Private family services were held Monday, June 7, 2010 at Mount Carmel Cemetery, with Fr. John Myler presiding.

Condolences left for Thomas Kevin "TKO" O'Brien:

    Dear O'Brien family,

    Thank you for sharing Mr. O'Brien with us, I had just over three years to know him. He was a very special man and heaven is much richer for having him home now.

    As Mr. O'Brien always said to me "God Bless You", he was right. May God comfort you all in your loss...

    Belynda & James Woods

    Belynda Woods Fairview Heights IL 62208

    Dear Family: I did not know Kevin very well but something made me think of him today and I decided to "Google" his name. I was not only shocked to find out this sad news, but also very sorry that I will never again run into him.

    I met him at Assumption High School, which I attended for one year and we were friends. Having not seen him for years, the next time I saw him I did not recognize him, but he knew who I was.

    I would run into him in the oddest of places such as the Indy 500, the GM Plant, and the Metrolink. He would always be very upbeat and friendly. He must have also had an incredible memory; he could qoute something that I had said in a classroom 20 years ago or something we had talked about the last time we met.

    Please accept my condolences and prayers.

    Clarence Aramowicz

    Clarence Aramowicz Worden IL 62097