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Updated: 08/30/2014 08:00:02AM

David J. O’Brien

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David J. O’Brien, 39, of North Port, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

David was born Feb. 26, 1975, in Sarasota, Fla., to Linda (MacPherson) Farrell and James E. O’Brien. He graduated from Venice High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army in the 4th Infantry Division.

He was an avid collector of militaria. David enjoyed books, video games, movies and spending time with his nephews.

Survivors include his mother, Linda Farrell; twin brother, Michael O’Brien; sister, Cheryl Purcell; nephews, Christopher Purcell and Sean O’Brien; and his father, James.

Services: A memorial gathering will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel. To share a memory, visit: