John J. O’Brien
funeral director and owner, O’Brien-Sullivan Funeral Home, Novi, Michigan, died September 9, 2023, at age 87. O’Brien began his career as an apprentice at Ted C. Sullivan Funeral Home. After serving his country during the Korean War, he returned to work and earned his degree from the Wayne State University Department of Mortuary Science. O’Brien worked with Sullivan for decades and grew the business to O’Brien-Sullivan Funeral Home. His dedication to the profession extended to his active involvement with the Michigan Funeral Directors Association, NFDA and other organizations. O’Brien was also known for his civic involvement, including membership in the Novi Lions Club, Knights of Columbus and Order of Alhambra. He is survived by children Mark, Bridget, John, Colleen, Marianne and Ron; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.