Pat “Jim ” O’Hara January 27, 1932 – June 21, 2020
Services for Mr. O’Hara will be held on Sunday June 28th, 2020 at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Hwy Palos Hills IL 60465 (Next to McDonalds) from 2PM to 8 PM. The family is asking that if you plan to attend that you please wear a mask. Due to the current health situations the funeral will be a private event for the family only. You are however invited to view the funeral mass via live streaming at https://asimplestreaming.godaddysites.com/ohara The O’Hara and Dahill families would like to thank you for your prayers and gestures of sympathy, they also would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times. More importantly they wish for you and your family to be safe.
Pat “Jim” O’Hara 88 of Palos Heights, formerly of Burbank and born of Tullycusheen Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo Ireland, passed away peacefully at home with family at
his side on Sunday afternoon June 21st . Loving husband of Peggy (nee Dahill) for 15 years and the late Bernadette (nee Doherty) for 37 years. Cherished father of Maureen
(Tony) Fischinger, Jim (Pam), the late Michael, Karen (Paul) Lally, Kevin (Michele), Sharon (Pat) O’Hara, Kevin (Donna) Dahill, Noreen Dahill, and Michelle (Matt) Lynn. Devoted Papa of Matt, Reilly, Erin, Colin, Sarah, Claire, Mark, Nora, Declan, Owen, Aiden, Jack, Danielle, Michael, Aileen and Grace. Dear uncle and brother of many. Jim arrived in America in 1955. He was drafted into the Army and proudly served our country from 1957-1959. He was a founding member of Gaelic
Park where he enjoyed Ceili dancing and attending their monthly mass luncheon. Jim enjoyed his get togethers with his friends, whether it was playing poker, the Irish card game “25”, or bowling every week (which never improved his score). “The Irish Hour” radio show was
loudly played every Saturday morning and the kitchen was quickly transitioned into a dance floor. Jim was a member of the Irish Pioneer Society, pledging to abstain from alcohol at confirmation age 12 until the age of 18. Jim continued his pledge and remained true to his vow his entire life. Jim was fortunate to have had two wonderful marriages. The first in 1962 to Bernadette whose gregarious nature led to a houseful of laughter and love. He was fortunate to have good friends introduce him to Peggy and their blessed union began in 2004. Jim found
in Peggy a similar kind, gentle and loving partner and their families blended together well.
They enjoyed traveling and spending time with family, especially their cherished grandkids. Jim was an honest friend, a strong Christian and a loving husband, father and papa. He will be deeply missed by family and friends alike. Visitation will take place at The Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 S. Southwest Hwy (7700 W) Palos Hills IL. 60465 on Sunday June 28th from 2 PM to 8 PM. A private funeral service will take place for family only due to restrictions related to the current health situations. You are invited tolive stream the funeral by logging on to asimplestreaming.godaddysites.com/Ohara. Jim will be laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery of Alsip. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Misericordia. For info please contact 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com