YOUNGSTOWN - Joseph J. O’Hara, 65, of the city’s west side, passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, Feb. 12, 2018, at his home.
Joseph was born Sept. 14, 1952, in Youngstown, a son of the late John and Mary Hallochak O’Hara, and lived his life in this area.
He was a 1971 graduate of Chaney High School, and worked as a surgical technician at the former Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital and for Northside Medical Center, retiring in 2014.
Mr. O’Hara was a member of St. Brendan Church in Youngstown, where he was active in many church activities. He enjoyed cooking, and was a big fan of the Cleveland Indians, the Ohio State Buckeyes, and of the Chaney Cowboys.
Joe is survived by his wife, Irene Hryb O’Hara, whom he married May 1, 1976; his daughter, Shannon (Joseph) Seifert of Youngstown; two brothers, Frank (Joan) Bartolec of Youngstown and James (Arthea) O’Hara of Warren; and two sisters, Donna Pappagallo of Youngstown and Kathy Heinlen of Masury.
Joe’s birth mother, Loraine Goroski, is deceased.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., in Youngstown.
Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, at the funeral home, and will continue with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Brendan Church, 2800 Oakwood Ave., Youngstown.