Michael J. O'Hara


ONEONTA - Michael J. O'Hara, 74, passed away peacefully, May 15, 2019, at A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta, with his longtime, loving girlfriend Mary Ann Helmer by his side.
Michael was born Sept. 24, 1944, at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, the son of Ambrose and Rita (Petkash) O'Hara.
Michael grew up in Otego, attended Otego Central School and Auburn Community College.
After school he took on a number of roles in the building industry. He then began his own successful construction business that he operated until his retirement.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother, David O'Hara.
He is survived by siblings, Dennis, Karen, Kevin (Beth) O'Hara, Sharon O'Hara Nelson (Norm) and sister-in-law, Ginny O'Hara; son, Michael O'Hara; daughter,Valerie French, her husband, David; as well as grandson, David; soulmate, Mary Ann Helmer; her sons, Michael and Bobby; grandchildren, Joe, John, Kaylyn, Lexi, Kira and Nelly; and his great-grandson, Carson.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a..m., Tuesday May 21, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta.
Interment will follow in Mt. Cavalry Cemetery, Emmons.
The family thanks everyone at hematology/oncology at FoxCare, especially Dr. Bryan Lee, Patty Jacobs FNP-C and Lori Baldanza FNC-P, as well as the staff at Fox Hospital for his care.
Memorial donations may be made to Super Heroes in Ripped Jeans Animal Shelter, Oneonta.
Online condolences to the family may be made at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.
Published on May 17, 2019
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May 28, 2019
Nancy Dieball
May 18, 2019
Mike was president of student council,
The senior class president, and king of the junior prom. He was so special to us in
high school. I’m so sorry for your loss.
My prayers are with you and yours. Nan