Edward Charles O’Hara
June 17, 1911 ‒ May 31, 2007
MANSFIELD: Edward Charles O’Hara, 95, of Cliffside Drive, Mansfield, died Thursday morning May 31, 2007 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a long illness.
He was born June 17, 1911 in Charleroi, PA, to Edward C. and Pauline (Rossome) O’Hara, was graduated from Charleroi High School, and served with the U.S. Army during WWII.
A Mansfield resident since 1956, Mr. O’Hara served as store manager for Kroger for 25 years, first at locations in Pennsylvania, then in Delaware, Ohio, before coming to Mansfield where he managed the store on Park Avenue East.
Discouraged with the long hours at Kroger, he later owned and operated a franchise of Aero-Kleen, contract cleaning with local contractors following fires and floods. Of course he realized that owning his own business led to longer work hours!
He was a member of Lexington Presbyterian Church, where he served the congregation as deacon, and a former member of Lexington Kiwanis and Lexington Lions Club.
Remembered as a gentle man of few words, Edward was a “good man” in the classic sense of the phrase, who took care of everybody and was “always there for his family and friends.”
He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife Anita (Stevens) O’Hara, whom he married June 4, 1949; his daughter and son-in-law Debby and Michael Greter of Mansfield; three grandsons whom he cherished and adored Adam Greter, Brandon Greter and Collin Greter; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Vincent and sisters Gladys and Celeste.
The family will receive friends Sunday, June 3, 2007 from 2-5 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Monday at 11 am. Pastor Jack Sharp will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park, where American Legion Post #535, Bellville will hold graveside military honors.
Memorial contributions to MedCentral Hospice or Lexington Presbyterian Church may be made at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com