Lawrence N. O’Harra

November 03, 1937 ‒ November 01, 2018

Columbus, Ohio

Lawrence N. O’Harra, 80, of Columbus passed away on Thursday morning, November 1, 2018 at the Country Club Rehabilitation Center in Mount Vernon. He was born on November 3, 1937 in Columbus to the late William N. and Dorothy M. (Reed) O’Harra.

Lawrence honorably served his country in the Navy from 1955 to 1958.  After serving his country, Lawrence became an accountant and worked for several firms over the years.  Lawrence was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbus.

Lawrence is survived by his sister, Marlene (Richard) Moe of Venice, FL; brother, William M. (Diane) O’Harra of Lancaster; sister-in-law, Sharen R. O’Harra of Mount Vernon; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Lawrence was preceded in death by a brother, James T. O’Harra.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of a memorial service celebrating the life of Lawrence at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Grace Community Church, 18350 Hopewell Rd., Mount Vernon.  Pastor Steve Broughton will officiate.  A private burial will held in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Lockbourne with Military Honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to your local Salvation Army in Lawrence’s memory.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Lawrence N. O’Harra.


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  • Larry was my first cousin. I remember that he used to babysit my sisters and I when I was a small child. I loved his laugh and how he used to play board games with my two siblings and myself. May you Rest In Peace my dear cousin.

  • My condolences to the family and all who loved Lawrence. The seeming finality of death is what makes it especially difficult. But we can have confidence that God yearns to bring back to life the dead who are preserved in his memory. (Job 14:14,15) His Word, the Bible, gives us a wonderful hope of living in a paradise on earth and seeing the resurrection of our dead loved ones. (Luke 23:43; John 5:28,29) May this bring you some comfort during this difficult time.

  • God Bless and Thank YOU, Larry for your service in The United States Navy.”Fair winds and following seas”….. RIP.. And Semper Fi.. Interment,With Military Honors.

    ……….. Sailor rest your oars.

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