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Sean Liam O'Hara

April 24, 1995 ~ November 20, 2021 (age 26)

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Sean Liam O’Hara was born on April 24, 1995 in Dallas, Texas, and passed away on November 20, 2021.

Sean was a free spirit, natural wanderer, artist and talented musician. He loved to be on the go and never met a stranger. He spent a couple of summers walking the Appalachian Trail where he met many people along the way who fondly referred to him as the “Shaggy Cactus”. While he could tell a story, what was special about Sean was that many of his stories were real life experiences that most of us can only imagine. From working on a hog farm, becoming friends with people on his various hikes from Virginia to New York or living in his van down by the river with his beloved dog, Dixie — his journey was unique, just like him.

He was smart, kind, caring and changed the lives of so many people. He will be greatly missed.

Sean is preceded in death by his grandfathers, John Michael Wilkins and Francis Aloysius O’Hara and stepbrother, Mark Nicoletti Jr.

Sean is survived by his parents, Catherine O’Hara, Sean O’Hara and his wife Megan; sister, Mackenzie O’Hara and her fiancé Mike Wright; sister, Kiley O’Hara and her husband Eric DiBlasi; brother, Connor O’Hara; his grandmothers, Lydia O’Hara and Martha Wilkins. He is also survived by Megan's four children, Robert, Megan, Francesca and Sophia; his loving girlfriend, Diana Becker and by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Please join us to celebrate Sean’s life on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 800 E Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085, on the main campus of the University. The visitation will start at 12:00 PM followed by his Funeral Mass 2:00 PM. There will be a reception following the Mass from 4:00- 6:00 PM at Aronimink Golf Club, 3600 St. Davids Road, Newtown Square. All are welcome. To watch the Funeral Mass please click on this link

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sean can be made to Angels Against Addiction the Nicholas Schivito Foundation ( or Project Home (

Arrangements are entrusted to Donohue Funeral Home, 366 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087.

“The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do.”

- Anonymous

“The love on the trail is real, it makes instant family a real thing. Hopefully I will be able to walk a few more miles with these awesome people.” - Sean O’Hara

We will love you forever — until we meet again.

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November 27, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
St. Thomas of Villanova Church - Main Campus
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Funeral Mass
November 27, 2021

2:00 PM
St. Thomas of Villanova Church - Main Campus
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

November 27, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Aronimink Golf Club
3600 St. David's Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073


Angels Against Addiction / The Nicholas Schivito Foundation

Project HOME
Development Department, 1515 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19130

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