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.
Published in Times Leader on Jul. 11, 2013.