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Dave O'Hara (Associated Press)
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April 13, 2013
I first met Dave in 1981, when at 17, I started working as a freelance sports reporter. He could not have been more helpful and kind. Dave treated young people starting out the same as the veteran reporters he had worked with for years-always easy going, helpful and never to busy to share his wealth of knowledge. I always felt fortunate when there was empty seat at his table which wasn't very often because everyone wanted to enjoy his company.

RIP Dave
April 13, 2013
To the O'Hara family, I offer my sincerest condolences, but I temper that with the knowledge that you've received a legacy of laughter and love. No one can ask for more.
Dave became a big part of my life early in my career when Gil Peters, the UPI sports editor in Boston introduced me to Dave as my "opposition. Taking me aside, Gil told me that if I get in a jam, Dave would take care of me. Trust me, Dave got me through the early days and neither of us had a reason to panic over the basics. A story was another thing...but that's the job.
In those days, I quickly learned, there was a triumvirate of sports writers in Boston; (in alphabetical order) Ray FitzGerald of the Boston Globe; Tim Horgan of the Boston Herald and Dave O'Hara of the AP.
If it wasn't for Dave's help especially in the early days, I might never have been able to have a 23-year career of writing about sports in the greatest sports town in the world.
Thank you Dave. As I now work on a national golf and lifestyle strata, your lessons hold true the same as they di the day a stumbled down the press box stairs in 1974.
April 12, 2013
As the AP bureau chief in Boston I worked with Dave for the latter part of his distinguished career. He will be remembered as an influential figure in the history of New England sports writing. Beyond that, he was an unfailingly loyal colleague and a good friend. My wife and I will miss the annual ritual of sending a Christmas card asking for Dave's prediction for the coming Red Sox season. Our deepest sympathies to the family.
April 12, 2013
Winter Haven has lost a legend and sports writers everywhere have lost someone to aspire to. My love to Babe and Joe.
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