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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060


Darren D. O’Brien

09/08/1976 — 12/26/2020

Darren D. O’Brien, age 44 of Kirtland, peacefully passed away on December 26th, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born September 8th, 1976 in Cleveland.

He was employed at U.S. Endoscopy in Mentor.

Darren was a 1995 graduate of Kirtland High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Phoenix. Darren was selfless, thoughtful, helpful and loyal to all of his family and friends. A loving father and husband that was known for his dry sense of humor and positive spirit. He was a tenacious fighter showing amazing resilience and strength through his five year battle with cancer which was motivated by his love and devotion to Lisa and Olivia.

He will be missed by his wife of 16 years, Lisa O’Brien (nee Linc); cherished father of Olivia; dearest son of Marilyn and Doug O’Brien; devoted brother of Corri (Rick) Maxwell; son in law of Connie and the late Bob Linc; brother-in-law of Heather (Jacque) Zahn and Bob (Missy) Linc; adored by many nieces and one nephew .

The O’Brien family will receive friends from 10:30 AM -12:00 Noon Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 at Divine Word Catholic Church, 8100 Eagle Rd., Kirtland. A Funeral Mass will follow at Noon at the church and will be livestreamed and available at www.divinewordkirtland.org (Scroll down the page for video section). Please wear a mask covering and practice social distancing.

A private burial will follow at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Twp.

The family is requesting no flowers.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Services.

A black and white portrait photo of Darren D. OBrien smiling


January 2, 2021


10:30 AM -12:00 Noon


Divine Word Catholic Church

8100 Eagle Rd., Kirtland