Helen L. O’Hara, 87, of Carlisle, died on Tuesday,
September 20, 2016 at West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg. She was born on Aug. 27, 1929 in Hershey, and
was a daughter of the late Floyd and Bessie M. (Hershey) Hershey, and was the widow of David E. O’Hara, Sr., who died
Sept. 29, 2000.
Helen retired in 1992 from the former Reeves-Hoffman
Co. in Carlisle after 40 years of service. She was life member of the Mt. Holly Springs V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by one son, Richard E. (wife, Bonnie) O’Hara of Carlisle, one daughter, Connie L. (husband, Lee)
Griffie of Carlisle, one sister, Geraldine Wallace of Carlisle, one daughter-in-law, Elva O’Hara of York Springs, four
grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Helen
was predeceased by two sons, David E. O’Hara, Jr., who died in 2010 and Donald O’Hara, who died in 1960.
A visitation will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 followed by a memorial service at 7:00 p.m. in
the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St, Carlisle, with Pastor Gary Sheaffer officiating. Burial
will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Celtic Hospice, 900 Century Dr., #201, Mechanicsburg,
PA 17055. Please visit www.Since1853.com to send condolences.
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Connie and families,
So sorry to learn of your loss. You are in our prayers and thoughts at this
very sad time.
Terry & Sandy (Lescalleet) Brindle
am praying for you, Connie, as you face the loss of your Mom. May you find peace and joy in your memories of her.
Dear Connie & Lee,
We were saddened
to learn of the passing of your mother, Helen. We know this is a very sad and difficult time for you, and our hearts go
out to you both. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family in the days ahead.
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