from: MyValleyTributes staff
Posted: 09/15/2021 / 1:45 PM EDT
Updated: 9/15/2021 / 1:45 PM EDT
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – George Frances O’Hare, 98, died at St. Elizabeth Hospital with his family by his side on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
George was born in Peekskill, New York. His father died of pneumonia at a young age and was raised by his mother, Matilda O’Hare. He had a very close family and his grandmother and aunts and uncles played a large part of his youth.
He had enough credits to graduate early and left school at 17 to join the United States Navy and serve in the South Pacific during World War II. He wanted to go to college with the GI Bill, but with the number of service people trying, he struggled to find a college that would accept him. His aunt Charlotte and uncle Karl Benkner, who was an engineering professor at Youngstown College, suggested coming to Youngstown and applying here and were accepted by the school.
While attending school here, he met the love of his life, Mary Francis Liana, on a blind date and married her after graduating as an accountant and shortly thereafter became a lifelong chartered accountant.
He worked as a controller at Saramar Aluminum for a number of years and then as a controller at AF Beil Electric for several years before teaming up with friend Bob Burns to set up Burns and O’Hare Accountants here in Boardman and is still active in our community as Burns, O’Hare and Bella in Canfield.
George was a man of strong moral values and the most honest person you could ever meet. He loved his classical music, Frank Sinatra and big bands. He played the violin, piano, guitar and his toy pipes. He always had a funny story or a good joke to pass on in conversation. He was truly a devoted and loving husband and father to his two sons Brian and Dennis, loved his daughters-in-law Cookie and Denise like his own daughters and grandson Kevin. He was the rock of the family, always there for everyone who needed him on both sides of his family. We couldn’t have had better parents or more loving aunt and uncle for our cousins than Mary and George.
Family and friends can call St. Dominic Church, 77 E. Lucius Avenue, Youngstown on Friday, September 17, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., followed by a Christian funeral mass celebrated at 10:00 a.m. by Rev. Nicholas Ingham.
The burial takes place in the Calvary cemetery.
He didn’t want anything fancy and instead of flowers or a gift, please leave a donation to your favorite charity. He would like that most.
Due to our current health situation, the family, funeral home, and church ask all attendees to wear a face mask and to adhere to all social distancing guidelines (6 feet apart and not lingering). Thanks.
Arrangements by Fox Funeral Home. George’s family and friends are allowed to visit www.foxfuneralhome.org To extend our condolences to the O’Hare family.
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