Charles V. Oâ??Brien

Charles V. O’Brien, Vince to his family and friends, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was 84 years old. He was born April 21, 1931, at Yeadon, Pa.

Vince joined the Navy soon after graduating from high school in Glendale, Calif. During his Navy career, he progressed from Seaman recruit to Naval Flight Officer, Lt. He served in Korea and made five deployments to Vietnam. Vince’s greatest pride was being selected for enlisted Bombardier/Navigator duty in the hot days of the Cold War. Later he was commissioned before serving in Vietnam.

Vince is survived by his wife of 24 years, Judy; three sons; one stepson; five granddaughters; one grandson; four great-grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, sister and brother.

Vince led a full life. He served in the Navy for 22 years, obtained his private pilot’s license, built and flew a gyrocopter, lived and sailed on a sailboat for many years, and built and flew model aircraft. There was nothing left to do in his “bucket list.”

At his request, there will be no services and his ashes will be scattered at sea. He is, at last, at peace.