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Patrick Victor O'Hara, Jr.

August 10, 1931 February 27, 2012
Patrick Victor O'Hara, Jr.
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Obituary for Patrick Victor O'Hara, Jr.

PVO, our one and only, died peacefully at his home in Lords Valley, PA surrounded by family and friends. Words cannot express the depth of our love and admiration for him. We could not be prouder to call him husband, dad, brother, uncle, Papa and friend. He will always be close to our hearts.

Pat was born to Patrick and Marvel (Grace) O�Hara in Detroit, MI on August 10, 1931. He attended school in Detroit at St. Francis de Sales, Boys Catholic Central and University of Detroit. In 1948, Pat joined the United States Marine Corps where he served as a Sergeant in the Korean War until 1953. From 1953 until 1959 he served in the Marine Corps Reserves. Upon his return, in 1953 until 1963 he was a police officer in Birmingham and Royal Oak, MI. From the police force he entered civilian life in business communications working for Jam Handy and Teletape Corp. NY in Michigan. He relocated in 1978 to Morristown, New Jersey and formed The O�Hara Company where he served as owner and president until his retirement in 2002. He was an active member in every community he lived in. Pat enjoyed fishing (a lot), the outdoors, �putzing�, and his family and friends. He began living one day at a time 20 years ago through the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous where he has mentored, encouraged and supported so many fellow brothers and sisters.

Pat�s greatest legacy is the way he loved people and how he made them feel in his presence. His beloved wife Nancy, children Colleen O�Hara, Kellie O�Hara Carter and husband Cameron and Patrick Victor O�Hara, III and wife Jennifer, as well as his grandchildren Jack, Megan and Declan O�Hara and Mac and Raleigh Carter have never known a better man. Preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Patricia O�Hara and Rosemary (the late Edward) Lynch, he is also survived by his sister, Sarah Jean and husband Louis Rodgers and many nieces and nephews and dear friends who join with his family in mourning the death of a good man and giving thanks to God for his life among them. Semper Fidelis

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Columban Church, 1775 Melton, Birmingham, Tuesday 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30am. Burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.

Memorials appreciated to the Semper Fi Fund, www.semperfifund.org/donate.

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