John J. O'Hara Sr., 75, a 32-year resident of Chino Hills passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2011 in Loma Linda, California. He was born September 3, 1935 in Brookings, South Dakota. John was a sergeant in the Army from 1955 to 1958. He was a resident of San Diego for 11 years. For 45 years, he was self employed as a manufacturer's representative in the lawn and garden industry and retired in 2003. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus.
John is survived by his wife, Louise of Chino Hills, Daughter, Julie Dudziak of San Diego, Son, John J. O'Hara Jr., of Fontana, Daughter Jennifer Himes of Chino Hills, 10 Grandchildren, and 2 Great Grandchildren. A Visitation will be held 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m. Sunday February 27, 2011, with rosary @ 7:00p.m at Funeraria Del Angel Pierce Brothers Griffith in Chino. A Funeral mass will be held, 11:30a.m. Monday February 28, 2011 at St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Chino Hills. Interment will follow at Riverside National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Contributions may be made in memory of John J. O'Hara Sr. to the V.A. Hospital ?Voluntary Services 135-136 11201 Benton St. Loma Linda, CA 92357.
John O'Hara Leaves a legacy of love behind in his family, friends and faith. He blessed all of us with his life and example. There are so many memories that bring great consolation to those who love John. His capacity to love was matched only by his sense of humor. One of his greatest joys was to entertain his grandchildren, with magic tricks, funny stories, paper airplanes and card games. He had the ability to make everything fun. John had high expectations for his own children, out of wanting nothing but the best for us. As we grew into adulthood, his example of decency, kindness and good humor set a standard to follow in our own lives. We will draw on it for the rest of our lives. John felt that one of his greatest accomplishments in life was his 50-year marriage to our mother Louise. He relied on her not only in his later years when his health proved so limiting, but all through their life together. He spoke often of his love for her and how lost he would be without her. We were all blessed by their example. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our great-grandfather, grandfather, father, and husband, but take much comfort in our wonderful memories and in the great gift he left us in each other.
Visitation Sunday, February 27, 2011 | 5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. Funeraria Del Angel Pierce Brothers Griffith 13002 S. Central Ave., Chino, California Driving Directions
Rosary Sunday, February 27, 2011 | 7:00p.m. Funeraria Del Angel Pierce Brothers Griffith 13002 S. Central Ave. , Chino, California Driving Directions
Funeral Mass Monday, February 28, 2011 | 11:30a.m. St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church 14085 Peyton Dr., Chino, California Driving Directions
First I would like to thank you all for coming today. In paying your respects to my father,
you honor all of us, especially my mother. On behalf of my family, thank you.
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