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James R. O'Hara, Sr.

January 4, 1936 September 24, 2020
James R.  O'Hara, Sr.
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James R. O’Hara, Sr., 84 years of age, of Verona, passed away at his residence on Thursday, September 24, 2020. James was born in Covington, Kentucky to the late Marie and William O’Hara, Sr. He leaves behind his loving wife of 61 years, Janet O’Hara (nee Dusing). James was the loving father of James R. O’Hara, Jr., Karen Sullivan, Pamela Lonkard (Ronnie), Kevin O’Hara (Denise), Brian O’Hara (Rachel) and Colleen O’Hara (Ernie Baker). Proud grandfather of Josh Sullivan, Amanda Mann (Eric), Jordan Sullivan (Paige), Alyce Sullivan, Aliva Herald (Jeremy), Craig Lonkard (Kelly), Caleb Lonkard (Allison), Trent O’Hara (Mikayla), Matt O’Hara, Michael O’Hara (Maddie), Chandler O’Hara, Hunter O’Hara, and Taylor O’Hara; as well as 13 great grandchildren. James also leaves behind his brother Kenneth O’Hara (Joyce) and sister-in-law, Kathleen O’Hara; as well as many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brothers, William O’Hara and Eugene O’Hara, Sr.; and his sisters, Dorothy Placke-Crimmins, Sr. Esther O’Hara and Audrey O’Hara; and 2 great grandchildren Brianna Mann and Griffin Sullivan. James worked for over 30 years for the United Postal Service and when he wasn’t working, he was enjoying the great outdoors. He is known for his sense of humor that was paralleled by being the best jokester and prankster. Laughter was music to his ears. Visitation will take place on Monday, September 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Stith Funeral Home, 7500 US Hwy 42, Florence, KY 41042. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 29, at 10 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 62 Needmore Street, Walton, KY 41094. Following the burial everyone is welcome to Sugar Ridge Family Farm, 12273 Green Road, Walton, KY 41094. Memorial contributions can be left in his honor to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or to St. Elizabeth Hospice. Online condolences may be left for the family at:

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4:00 PM 9/28/2020 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/28/2020 7:00:00 PM
Stith Funeral Homes - Florence

7500 U.S. Highway 42
Florence, KY 41042

Stith Funeral Homes - Florence
7500 U.S. Highway 42 Florence 41042 KY
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:00 AM 9/29/2020 10:00:00 AM
All Saints Church

62 Needmore
Walton, KY 41094

All Saints Church
62 Needmore Walton 41094 KY
United States

Cemetery Details


St. John Cemetery Final Resting Place

1 Ridge Road
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017

1 Ridge Road Ft. Mitchell 41017 KY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

644 Linn Street, Suite 1026
Cincinnati, OH 45203

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

2300 Wall Street, Suite 710
Louisville, KY 40202

St. Elizabeth Foundation/Hospice

1 Medical Village Drive
Edgewood, KY 41017

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