John J. O'Hare

March 18, 1937 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 82)


John J. O'Hare,  Age 82, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Newtown Square, PA, and originally from Castleblayney County Monaghan, Ireland, passed on March 15, 2020.

Beloved husband of the late Mary B. (nee O’Donnell) O’Hare; loving father of Patricia Jackson (Aaron) and John O’Hare (Jennifer); devoted grandfather of Rick Jackson, Katie and Maggie O’Hare, dear brother of Eileen Keegan, Sadie Hooker, Peggy Rush, Peter O’Hare and Marion Connolly.

John  was born in Castleblayney County Monaghan Ireland and met his wife Mary in England where they were married.  They travelled to  the United States in the 1960s and became  American Citizens.  John and Mary were happily married for 55 years.  John was a member of Saint Anastasia church for the last 60 years.

John was a skilled carpenter and member of union local 465. He worked for several companies Including  Arther Brothers, HMS interiors, Hoffner and O’Rourke and Tom Wenzel. He took part in building  many local landmarks.

John was an avid runner/walker and often ran 5K races in the area. He also enjoyed participating in the Senior Games both in Delaware County and Chester County for the past several years.  He also enjoyed watching golf, and loved listening to Irish music.

John was a family man-and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He never missed a dance competition, baseball, soccer game, track meet, bowling match, basketball game or school activity.

He enjoyed  vacations in Ocean City and especially liked traveling to Ireland and England  to visit family and show his children and grandkids where he grew up.

Contributions in John’s memory to American Cancer Society, 1818 Market Street, Suite 2820, Phila., PA  19103, would be appreciated.


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