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John P. O'Hara, Jr.

May 4, 1918 November 27, 2011
John P. O'Hara, Jr.
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John P. O�Hara, Jr. of Bloomfield Hills, died peacefully November 27, 2011, at Woodward Hills Nursing Center in Bloomfield Hills. He was 93 years old. Mr. O�Hara was born May 4, 1918, in Detroit, to Otilia (nee Leuchtweis) and John O�Hara.

A 1935 graduate of U of D Jesuit High School, Mr. O�Hara went on to receive his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Michigan. During the Second World War, he proudly served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy.

Professionally, Mr. O�Hara was a deeply respected attorney who enjoyed over 60 years practicing law in the state of Michigan. Admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court, U.S. Tax Court, and all Michigan Courts, Mr. O�Hara was also a candidate for Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court in 1966.

In addition to his many legal accolades, Mr. O�Hara also served as a director of the Michigan Humane Society for 34 years. He was also a director of Associates of American Wing, Founders Society, Oakland Hills Country Club, and the DIA. Mr. O�Hara was also on the advisory boards of Providence Hospital, St. Vincent & Sarah Fisher Home for Children, and Marillac Hall. A founding member of the Brother Rice High Community, he was a recipient of the Edmund Ignatius Rice Award for Distinguished Service. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to all, Mr. O�Hara was a man of a great integrity who impacted his community in the best possible ways. He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his children, Dr. Jack (Randy) O�Hara III, Dr. Ellen O�Hara, Brian (Kathie) O�Hara, and Ann (Ken) Calvert. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Casey, Maureen, Amy, Riley, Nolan, and Evan. John is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Genevieve and brothers, Richard F. O�Hara and Paul R. O�Hara.

A memorial gathering will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Friday 4-7pm. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Hugo of the Hills Church, 2215 Opdyke Road, Bloomfield Hills, Saturday 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30am.

Memorials appreciated to the charity of the donor�s choice.


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