“MAY THE GOD OF COMFORT BE WITH YOU,DRAW CLOSE TO GOD AND HE WILL DRAW CLOSE TO YOU..JMES.4:8...Q
“As you turn to God through your tears and sorrow, bear in mind, “He is the healer of the brokenhearted ones”. (Ps.147:3)
“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
“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
“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.
“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...
“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.
“Winter Haven has lost a legend and sports writers everywhere have lost someone to aspire to. My love to Babe and Joe.