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Marcy O'Hara Obituary
Marcy O'Hara April 5, 1927 - June 1, 2012 Resident of Oakland Marcy O'Hara, of Oakland, CA passed away on June 01, 2012. She was born Marcella Louise Jonas on April 5, 1927 to Gustav and Helena Jonas of Indianapolis, IN. She was the 4th child of 6 children. In 1933 she attended St. Theresa Little Flower Elementary School and graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1944 in Indianapolis, IN. She fell in love and married Martin J. O'Hara on August 29, 1946 and moved to California. Marcy's life was spent devoted to her husband of 66 years and raising her five children. She worked for the Oakland Public School system for 23 years. Marcy was deeply loved by her family and friends. She was so kind and thoughtful to everyone she would meet and always more concerned about others than herself. She was a devout Catholic and was a member of St. Jarlath's Catholic Church in Oakland, CA. She loved family gatherings, lived to dance, played the piano, gardening her vegetables and flowers, enjoyed crocheting, liked to play the slot machines and feeding everyone. After their retirement, Marcy loved the getaways with Marty to their country property in Oroville, Ca. Her children always said 'She Was an Angel, Here on Earth'. Marcy was preceded in death by her father, Gustav Jonas, 46 in 1944, mother Helena Hornberger-Jonas, 60, in 1959, son Timothy M. O'Hara in 1947 and son Michael G. O'Hara in 1961. She is survived by her loving husband, Martin J. O'Hara of Oakland, CA; sister LaVerne Mercurio of Clearwater, FL; children: Linda M. O'Hara-Scott and husband Chris of Eureka, CA, Diane L. O'Hara of Oakland, CA, Thomas M. O'Hara of Oakland, CA, Cheryl A. O'Hara of Fairfield, CA and Patrick J. O'Hara of Herald, CA.; five Grandchildren Shannon, Scott, Daniel, Joshua, Sean; four Great-Grandchildren Brendon, Ethan, Katelyn, and Nathan; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and was loved by so many others. Her family and everyone who knew Marcy will truly miss her love, compassion and kindness. Her spirit will forever dwell within all of us. The O'Hara and Jonas families would like to thank everyone for their condolences, prayers, love and friendship with Marcy. Marcy was diagnosed a few years ago and suffered from Alzheimer's disease. In lieu of gifts or flowers, the family requests that you make a donation on her behalf to , http://www.alz.org/ or a . If you wish the family be notified of your donation, indicate who the donation is for and that you'd like the acknowledgement sent to the O'Hara Family, 11626 Borden Rd, Herald, CA 95638. Beginning on Monday 06-11-2012 you may go to http://www.legacy.com should you wish to celebrate her life and your experiences with her in writing, by entering her name and on the electronic guestbook. Arrangements have been made for her Wake (Rosary) at 6:00 pm on Monday June 11, 2012 at St. Jarlath's Catholic Church, 2620 Pleasant St. Oakland, CA 94602. A Celebration of Life mass will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday June 12, 2012 also at St. Jarlath's. There will be a service immediately following the mass in the receiving chapel at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Hayward, CA. Holy Angels Cooper Chapel FD-381 (510) 533-4114
Published in Inside Bay Area from June 8 to June 10, 2012
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