Brian Patrick O'Reilly

Staff Writer
Kent Weeklies
Kent Weeklies

AKRON —Brian O'Reilly, age 45, of Akron passed away Monday, August 17, 2020.

Brian will be lovingly missed and remembered by his beloved daughter, Hailey Clark; his loving parents, James "Mike" and Lena (nee Thompson) O'Reilly; a dear brother, Sean O'Reilly; his two cats, Itty and Little; and his aunts and uncles, Patrick O'Reilly, Jeanne Lehman, Wanda Dodson, Russell Thompson and Mervin Thompson; and, many cousins.

Brian attended Western Reserve Academy, Colorado State, Kent State and University of Akron. Brian composed music and played guitar. In his younger years, he followed the Grateful Dead around the United States. He loved working on computers and writing software. Brian’s smile and energy could light up a room. He loved to perform, playing his Larrivee guitars and singing his own songs. Brian loved history and discussing the topic with family and friends. He was fluent in German, spent several years there and had many friends in Munich.

A celebration of Brian's life is on hold due to the coronavirus. Arrangements by Johnson-Romito Funeral Home, Hudson, Ohio. www.johnsonromito.com