James A. O’Hara, 91, of Endicott, passed away at IDEAL Senior Living Center (Skilled Nursing) on Sunday, August 22, 2021. He was predeceased by his Father James O’Hara Sr., his mother Zita O’Hara (Smith), his step father Stan Smith, his sister Zita Kadlecik, and his step brothers, James Smith and Hubert Smith.
Jim is survived by his wife, Evelyn O’Hara (Dellapenta), son James L. O’Hara, daughter-in-law Carol O’Hara, grandchildren, Devon O’Hara, Ashlee Holmes and her husband Rob and Colleen O’Hara all of Endicott / Endwell, New York. He was a graduate of Union Endicott High School, Class of 1949 and a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Endicott. He retired from IBM Corporation after 37 years with the company.
Jim was an avid golfer, loved growing roses, and enjoyed taking care of his granddaughters when they were young. He loved to make them Black Cows, or what we call Root Beer Floats. He even sat with them when they were called up for jury duty. His granddaughters love to reminisce about helping him set up the trains at Christmas, or when he would take them bowling at the IBM Country Club.
Jim’s family would like to thank the staff at Tulip Court, Ideal Senior Living Center for their exceptional care and professionalism while he was a resident.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 11 am at St. Joseph’s Church. 207 Hayes Avenue, Endicott. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at church Wednesday from 10 am until Mass time at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Jim’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association.