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Obel, Owen A.

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May 22, 1962 - August 23, 2015

Obel, Owen A.

Owen Abraham Obel of Highland Park, Texas passed away on August 23, 2015 at the age of 53.  No services pending.


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Bernie Preisz

May 10, 2016 4:22AM

Dr.Obel saved my life. I am in Orlando in the hospital getting ready for a defibulator and I was trying to contact Owen. I will do that with a prayer. He was a awesome Doctor!

Gerard & Pauline Leahy Ireland

September 09, 2015 9:38AM

Deirdre, Conor, Rueben. Both Gerard
and I wish to extended our deepest sympathy to you all, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take Care

Fernando Barcia

September 02, 2015 9:23PM

I am saddened and shocked to learn that Owen passed away So young. What an amazing character he was, so full of energy! We met at the English school of Paris,France back in 1978, and only recently we had connected again through Facebook. He was so popular that when the news came out of his death many wrote remembering past memories. I knew him back then as a brilliant happy go lucky person, always kind and positive, with a great sense of humour. Even then he played in a small band and had a passion for music. He deserved the best in life...I also wanted to share a bit a moment in his life, when he lived in Paris, that is perhaps not well known to those closest to him.

Anne Blake

September 01, 2015 1:34AM

I am deeply saddened by Owen's departure from this life. He was a beautiful person; kind, funny, full of joy. I worked with him at Mass General and I enjoyed out time together immensely. We always had a great time! Owen had quirky sense of humor and always had amusing and interesting tales to share. He often spoke of Dee and was crazy about her. My deepest sympathy to all of Owen's family and loved ones. He was a unique and talented man who enriched the lives of everyone that he encountered. I will never forget him!
Love and respect to his family,
Anne Blake

Julie C Fallon MD

August 31, 2015 10:34PM

My thought and prayers are with Owen's wife, Dierdre & Sons.


August 31, 2015 2:37PM

Dr. Obel...there are no words. I've only known you as my surgeon for several years, you were a blessing to me more than you could ever imagine. you literally and metaphorically changed my life, you were always so kind and caring and for all of those things I am forever grateful. You will forever be missed. May you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers for your family

Jeremy Ruskin

August 29, 2015 3:31PM

I am profoundly shocked and saddened to learn of Owen's untimely death. He was a remarkably vibrant and multitalented person. As a fellow at MGH, Owen's talent was equaled by his ebullience and optimism which touched everyone with whom he worked. On behalf of all his friends and colleagues at MGH, our deepest sympathy to Deidre and the entire Obel family. We will always remember Owen with great affection and admiration.

Anthony and Melody Cherry

August 29, 2015 10:50AM

Words fail me. I am completely shocked. Condolences and prayers to the family. Your energy is now ours.

Judy Grant

August 29, 2015 9:12AM

There are no words to convey how absolutely heart broken I am about Owen's passing. He were a fabulous creative deep soul and his life is a part of my life story, even though I have not seen him for 25 years. Rest in Peace Owen and may your memory be a blessing.
Strength to the family at this time and may you make sense of the loss and find a way to live with it whilst to honour Owen's life. Judy

Grace Ann Ekstrom

August 29, 2015 8:45AM

This news breaks our hearts and saddens us beyond measure. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to Deirdre, Rueben, Conner, their families and their loved ones.
All our love,
Grace Ann & Carl Ekström

Warren Harthorne

August 29, 2015 8:24AM

Owen, my friend! You were too young to leave this world emphasizing the expression: "Ars Longa; Vita Brevis. It was a privilege to play a small role in your training as an interventional cardiologist implanting pacemakers and defibrillators. My wife, Christa, and I enjoyed the past friendship of your parents, Nina and Pro Obel. Yours was a promising professional career and we shall all miss you. "Bon Voyage!"

Warren and Christa Harthorne