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April 24, 2013
MAY THE GOD OF COMFORT BE WITH YOU,DRAW CLOSE TO GOD AND HE WILL DRAW CLOSE TO YOU..JMES.4:8...Q
April 18, 2013
As you turn to God through your tears and sorrow, bear in mind, “He is the healer of the brokenhearted ones”. (Ps.147:3)

C Johnson
April 13, 2013
May your fond memories bring a smile to your face. Turn to God to bring you comfort in your distress. He is near to all those calling upon him and their cry's for help he hears.
Psalms 145: 18,19
April 13, 2013
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
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.
April 12, 2013
So sorry to hear about the Passing of Mr O'Hara. Steve and Dave do we have to talk about being introduced to 16 ounce Budweisers can at your house, 40 years ago, and me deciding to take a nap on the sidewalk on my way home,early in the morning, missing the high school ski trip the next day. Yeah we don't need to talk about that
the reality is I was very lucky to grow up next to the O'Hara family and hang out with the kids. we were very luck and Blessed as kids to grow up together
God Bless the O'Hara Family
Gary Mac Isaac
April 12, 2013
happy are those who mourn,since they will be comforted."matt.5:4..so sorry for your loss..d~~
April 12, 2013
One of the best things I was fortunate enough to take away from my 15 or so years in front office work with the Pats, Bruins and Boston Garden was the special relationships I was lucky enough to have with so many of the Boston and New England press --
in appreciating that even in more recent years, it's easy to remember that Dave was surely one of those at the top of the list -- to his family, sincere regrets at his passing -- Jack Nicholson, Auburn, Mass
April 12, 2013
We are sorry for your loss. May the love of God and friends carry you through this time of great sorrow. Psalms 9:9
April 11, 2013
I had the honor and privilege of meeting Dave twenty five years ago when I was working for the Boston and Winter Haven Red Sox. He was a man of enormous integrity, character, and class. He had many friends throughout the county, but had established deep friendships with many of the Winter Haven residents. He was a very kind, generous,and giving man. When you met Dave, you liked him immediately.....his laugh, smile, and sense of humor was infectious.
During the Korean War, he served with honor, distinction, and courage. He was very proud having served his country and receiving the Combat Infantry Badge. He had a deep and abiding faith that carried him throughout his life. I, as well as, many people feel enriched having know him, and will be deeply grateful knowing he made a positive difference in many lives. He was a true friend and I thank God for having known him.

May He Rest In Peace.
April 11, 2013
My first job was as a freelance assistant to Dave, when I was 18 years old. I lied about my age and he later told me, "Don't worry, I was 15 when I went to work for the AP and I lied about MY age, too." Dave was a great mentor, friend and after-work companion as he allowed me into his circle of media veterans and front office executives. I learned a lot and benefitted from introductions made with the O'Hara Seal of Approval. Deb, my deepest sympathy to you, your siblings and the entire extended family.
April 11, 2013
Dave and I go back to his days of covering the Red Sox in Winter Haven. I admired him and envied some of the assignments he had. I asked him often about covering the Milwaukee Braves, the Lombardi Packers and of course the Red Sox. Among other good things, he was a resource and always helpful when I asked for information. He was quite a professional with a good sense of humor, and I can hear his laugh right now.
April 11, 2013
Debbie, My sympathy to you and your family upon the passing of your dad. He had quite a career and life. Cherish your memories. They will never leave you.
April 11, 2013
Dave was so big in life, he leaves us with a heavy and big heart today and at the same time his hearty laugh and zest for life. He lives on. WIth love and prayes to his family xo
April 11, 2013
Dave was a wonderful man when I covered the Red Sox for WJDA Radio. Always willing to help a young radio guy. He was a class act and I'm sorry to read of his passing. My condolances to his family.
April 11, 2013
Dave O'Hara was a man like no other. Unique, yes. But also honest, opinionated, funny, sincere, warm, witty and many other descriptive words that he would find annoying and verbose. Let all who know him remember Dave O'Hara as the consummate professional whose passing leaves the world one less wonderful human being.
April 11, 2013
rip
April 11, 2013
My sincere condolence for the loss of Dave your dear loved one. May your fond thoughts of him bring back good memories. Peace and love to your family and friends, and to the spirit that you all show. bjluv333@comcast.net
April 11, 2013
RIP Uncle Dave!!!
April 11, 2013
My heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. O'Hara. May God grant you peace during this difficult time.2 Cor. 1:3
April 11, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
April 11, 2013
Stephen, Debbie, and David, you have my sincere sympathy for your father's passing. Please find solace in God's word at this sad time. He will give you comfort because he cares. 1 Peter 5:6,7
April 11, 2013
rest in peace
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