Br. Timothy O’Shea Obituary, Death – Last night, the community at De La Salle College was saddened to learn that Brother Timothy (Pat) O’Shea had passed away. It is with with regret that they make this announcement. During his 57 years at this institution, Brother Tim was a significant figure in the annals of our school’s past, and he had a wonderfully constructive impact on both the faculty and the students. We pray that God would grant him eternal rest. Funeral preparations will be communicated at a later time.
Tim O’Shea, a writer and editor specializing in popular culture who was formerly employed by NAC International Inc. as an editor and marketing specialist, passed away on Sunday, April 30, after a protracted battle with sickness. He was 49. O’Shea was a writer, editor, and blogger who covered themes related to popular culture, such as comic book art and artists. In addition to maintaining his own blog, he contributed to other publications.
He was a co-founder of the comics blog known as Smash Pages. Additionally, he worked at NAC International Inc., a nuclear services provider, as senior editor for a period of twenty years. O’Shea has spent his entire life in the greater Atlanta area and received degrees from both St. Pius X High School and Georgia State University. He was a choir member at the Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, where he was a member of the congregation.
Timothy Joseph O’Shea was the eighth and final child to be born to Arthur and Lois O’Shea on February 23, 1968. He was the youngest of eight children. In addition to his interest in popular culture and comic books, his other passions were his family, his faith, karaoke, and major league baseball—though not necessarily in that order. His wife, Ellen Vance O’Shea, his son Colin Fuller O’Shea, his stepson Sam Gray, his stepdaughter Tara Gray (Jon Wood), and his grandchildren Kelli Inman, Lindsey Bartlett, and Brandon Bartlett are among those who will miss him after his passing. Theresa, Mary, and Helen Tucker (Bill), all of whom are sisters; John, Michael, and Brian O’Shea (Beverly), all of whom are brothers; and a number of nieces and nephews are also among the surviving.
One of his brothers, Arthur Kevin O’Shea Jr., passed away before him. On Friday, May 19, the family will be present in the H.M. Patterson and Sons Oglethorpe Chapel to meet and greet guests from 5:00 to 6:30 PM, followed by a prayer service at 6:30 PM. The celebration of the Mass of the Resurrection will take place at Our Lady of the Assumption Church on Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 AM, and Reverend Jim Duffy will serve as the celebrant. Family and friends are invited to attend.