Ann Marie Theresa O'Hara
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Ann Marie Theresa O'Hara, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away July 9, 2013, at Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

She was born in Wilkes-Barre on July 24, 1938, a daughter of the late Frank and Anna Kology.

A graduate of Coughlin High School, Ann Marie retired from King's College where she was employed in the housekeeping and food service departments. Prior to her employment at King's College, she worked at the Silver Queen in East End. While raising her children, Ann Marie operated a day care center in her home.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church prior to its merger with St. Dominic's. She was a current member of St. Benedict's Parish. She was also a member of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. John Neumann Division.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Ann; three brothers, Lawrence, Frank and Leonard; and a sister, Genevieve Wyrwas.

Surviving are her husband of 56 years, John J. "Jack" O'Hara; daughters, Sharon Monie and her husband, Thomas, Plains Township, Tracie Thorsen and her husband, John, Lancaster, Kellie Knesis and her husband, Justin J., Wilkes-Barre; son, John J. O'Hara and his wife, Amy (Delikat), Matthews, N.C.; five grandchildren, Sarah Monie, Victoria, Katherine and John Thorsen and Quinlan O'Hara.

The family extends thanks to the staff and physicians at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Hospice Community Care of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre and Timber Ridge Healthcare Center for their tender loving care of Ann Marie.

Funeral services will be conducted 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Yanaitis Funeral Home, 55 Stark Street, Plains Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict's Parish, 155 Austin Ave., in the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, celebrated by the Rev. Joseph Kearney. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509; or the SPCA, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

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Published in Times Leader on Jul. 11, 2013.
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July 13, 2013
Rest in peace! You did a great job here.
Kim Adams
July 12, 2013
Rest in peace...
Chris - from timber ridge
July 12, 2013
Dear Sharon and family,

Virginia and are are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Frank Usefara
July 12, 2013
May her soul Rest In Peace and all her earthly good deeds be rewarded in heaven. May her family feel her faith & strength and let it guide them in the times ahead.
Ladies Ancient order of Hibernians
Saint Brigid Div - Monroe co, PA 1
July 11, 2013
Dear Kelly and Family,
So sorry to read of your Mom's passing.
Enjoyed working with her when we were in band parents. May she rest in God's arms
Lorraine Roberts-Milligan
July 11, 2013
The Bowers family from Pittsburgh would like to extend their condolences and prayers to Ann Marie's family.
Colleen Bowers
July 11, 2013
Sharon and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom always made me smile when I saw her. She was a wonderful woman. She will always be with you in your heart.
Take care,
Suzanne and Stephan Sedon and Family
Suzanne Sedon
July 11, 2013
Kellie and family
Our deepest sympathy over the loss of your Mom. She was a great neighbor. She raised a beautiful family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Susan & John Zingaretti
Susan Zingaretti
July 11, 2013
Now you are with the angels. Rest in peace.
Betty & Rob Ford
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