Gary E. O’Hare


Gary E. O’Hare, 83, of Sheffield, PA., died Monday evening, Sept. 13, 2021, at UPMC Hamot, Erie, Pa., after an illness of the past two months.

He was born March 8, 1938, in Titusville, Pa. Gary was the son of George O’Hare and Anna O’Hare Hawbaker.

He had resided most of his life in the Warren area. Gary graduated from Titusville High School Class of 1956. He was employed for 30 plus years in the wire department as a machinist at G.T.E. Sylvania. Gary was a member of St. Anthonys’ of Padua Roman Catholic Church and the Sheffield Knights of Columbus. He was a weather watcher for Channel 24 WJET TV.

Gary is survived by his wife of 34 years, Joan Pendleton O’Hare, whom he married Oct. 3, 1986, in Sheffield, Pa.; three children: Sean O’Hare and wife, Rosalinda of Chandler, Ariz., Kara O’Hare and husband, Bart Barnard and Colleen O’Hara, all of Maricopa, Ariz.; two stepchildren: Joanna Brunswick of Sheffield, Pa., and Glenn Shaffer and his companion, Martha Blair of Union City, Pa..; six grandchildren: Brandon Vasquez, Nicole Fretwell and husband, Matt, Erin, Maria, Joann and Kyle O’Hare; two step-grandchildren: Jonathan Brunswick abd Sara Alicea; four great-grandchildren: Isabella, Madison and Ryleigh Fretwell and Olivia Ortega; two step-great-grandchildren: Matthew and Emily Alicea.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Erin Elizabeth O’Hare; a stepson, Jeff Brunswick; great-great-granddaughter, Natalie Alicea.

Friends may call at St. Anthony’s of Padua Roman C.atholic Church, 7222 Route 6, Sheffield, Pa,., on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 1noon

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at noon with Father Stephen Schreiber, pastor, officiating. Masks and social distancing will be required.

Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Sheffield, Pa.

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The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.