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Edward R. O'Brien

January 26, 1976 - September 17, 2021


Obituary For Edward R. O'Brien

Age 45

On the morning of September 17, 2021, Edward’s battle with cancer ended in a draw. Eddie’s spirit will continue to live on through his parents, Kevin and Susan (Harmon) O’Brien, his brothers Brendan (Emily) and Sean (Kristen), and the love of his life Tracy McClune and her children Caitlin and Ryan.

Eddie was the best #1 son ever! Through his unquestionable love of family and everyday actions, Eddie instilled in his brothers the true meaning of family-first. Fast Eddie played hard and worked harder, running through life with music playing in his head and a response in the form of a lyric. Eddie was renowned for his classic music collection, for which his parents were extremely grateful. His love for music, hockey, NASCAR, boating, and a clean truck will live on forever in his family.

Eddie made the most of his time on earth, spending every second with family and friends. As a member of Ironworkers Local 3, Eddie was fortunate to spend most of his work days with family by his side. As a member of the West Penn Football Officials Association, he worked on crews along side his brothers and friends.

Eddie fought for nearly four years, never wanting his burden put on anyone else. Eddie supported and participated in Drop The Puck On Cancer, a Brentwood community event raising money to help families dealing with cancer, and his selflessness was so evident when he insisted there was always others with needs greater than his.

May Ed forever be at peace and enjoy watching his family and friends carry on his legacy. Edward Robert Harmon O’Brien - we will miss you forever.
Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227, on Sunday, September 19, 2021 and Monday, September 20, 2021 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Funeral Prayer on Tuesday morning at 9:45 am. Mass of Christian Burial in Blessed Trinity Parish, St. Sylvester Church at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Drop The Puck On Cancer in Eddie’s name.

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  • I am extremely shocked to have just heard the sad news about Eddie's passing. He was always so much fun and a great person to be around! I will continue to keep his family and friends in my prayers. My deepest sympathy ~ Pamela Artman

  • Susan, I'm very sorry to hear of your son's passing. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. After reading his obituary, it reads you raised an amazing son and he will surely missed. My deepest sympathy, Darlene Adamski

  • My Condolences to Sue , Kevin , Brendan, and Sean. I am feeling Sad for all of you, Eddie was a Great Irishman and Loyal Friend . Loved to see and talk to him when I had the Chance. Erin go Bragh ☘️☘️💚💚💚. Patrick. Rose and Ryan Cunningham

  • My condolences on your loss. I know your hearts are broken but

  • Susan and family So sorry to hear of Ed's passing No words can bring you any comfort but you and your family will be in my prayers

  • I am so very sorry to hear this. I wasn't aware he had cancer. It's always the good ones. I adored Eddie. He was a great friend to me when I lived in Pittsburgh. May be rest in eternal peace and watch over those who loved him.

  • Best air guitarist EVER! Keep rockin Fast Eddie... XOXO, Brad & Lea

  • Tracy is truly a special person and I know Eddie must have been too. I never had the pleasure of meeting Eddie, but I enjoyed seeing Tracy so happy in her Facebook photos she would post with him. I am so deeply saddened to hear of this news. He is gone way too soon. May he rest peacefully in the heavens above. Love and prayers for his family and friends.

  • We could make you laugh at anytime

  • My condolences go out to Sue, Tracy and all of Eddie's family and friends. He was a special guy. Lots of fun. He will be missed, Rest In Peace my friend.

  • Ed IS my nephew but first he IS my friend. I love him but more importantly I llke him. Save me a seat. my friend.

  • So many memories. Its hard to choose. So much laughter. A loving caring friend to my daughter. Since she was 15. After do many years. He was just family to me. And to Eds family. He loved so much. His Mom and all if you. My sympathies and prayers for God's strength.