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Allan A. O’Brien, M.D., 80

September 11, 2010
The Review

EAST LIVERPOOL - Allan A. O'Brien, M.D., 80, of East Liverpool, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at 12:18 p.m. at the East Liverpool City Hospital Emergency Room.

Born at Ontario, Canada, June 23, 1930, he was a son of the late Adrian and May Benoit O'Brien.

He graduated from the University of Toronto as well as its Medical School in Toronto, Canada in 1955, served a rotating internship at the Toronto General Hospital, and later received his general medical and surgical practice training at Blind River/Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada. His surgical residency was at the Cleveland Clinic, followed by surgical residencies at Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, New York City, N.Y., James Ewing Hospital of Cornell Medical College, New York City, and Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut.

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He returned to Memorial Hospital in New York for his post residency surgical studies in 1964. In 1966, he started his private general surgical practice in East Liverpool until his retirement in 1996. Locally, he was affiliated with East Liverpool City Hospital and the former Potters Medical Center. He was also the founder and owner of The Surgical Center of East Liverpool. Among many other professional honors and accomplishments, he was named the Physician of the Year by Ohio Valley Home Health, Inc. in 1996.

He was an active member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church. He enjoyed dancing and was a member of the Pennsylvania Medley Club and Melody Lane dance clubs. A former member of the East Liverpool Country Club, he was also a member of the food and wine society La Chane des R?tisseurs in Pittsburgh. In 1988, he was named to the 46th Annual Best-Dressed List by the Fashion Foundation of America of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Survivors include his life companion, JoAnn Bradfield; along with a sister, Patricia Sheppard, and her husband John, of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. There is a nephew, Mark Sheppard, and his wife Joanne, of London, England, and a great-nephew Dylan.

In addition, a God Child, Jon Anthony Gerace of Salem survives.

Friends may visit at the Dawson Funeral Home Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Fr. Peter Haladej will conduct a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Aloysius Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Monday.

Memorial tributes may take the form of contributions in care of St. Aloysius Church or St. Aloysius School.

Burial will be at Columbiana County Memorial Park.

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