John B. "Red" O'Hara
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O'Hara, John B. "Red"

Retired CFD; Devoted husband of the late Jane, nee Flynn; Loving father of James (Gwen), Marty (Karen), Jack (Isabella), Megan (Declan) Hynes and the late Patricia (Al) Boudreau and father-in-law of Janet Boudreau; Proud Papa of Jeff, Kevin, Emily, Abby, Liam, Maureen, Eileen, Lizzy, Grace, Flynn, Maggie, Tricia, and Conor; Dear great-grandpa of Brooks, Bobby, Elsie, Patsy, Madelyn, and Lucy; Beloved brother of the late Jim (late Kay) O'Hara; Fond Uncle Jack, cousin, neighbor, and friend to many; All Funeral Services are Private, and a Memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later date; In lieu of flowers, donations to the Chicago Fire Department Gold Badge Society, are appreciated; Arrangements entrusted to Curley Funeral Home; For Funeral info 708-422-2700, or

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Nov. 11, 2020.
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November 15, 2020
Al, Janet, and kids,
So sorry for your loss. He was a special guy and will be missed

John & Sue Larmon
John Larmon
November 14, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. I worked under Red for 5 years at Engine 1. I have so many great memories from that house. He made us laugh, while he taught us so much. Red will be surely missed. 3-3-5
Dan McAuliffe
Dan McAuliffe
November 11, 2020
Mr.O, I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to be your caregiver over the last 8 1/2 years.I will miss all the laughs and stories we’ve had over the years and watching jeopardy and golf will not be the same without you. Rest In Peace, your morning glory, Denise.
Denise Calabrese
November 11, 2020
I am sorry for the loss of your loved one, John. May the God of peace and comfort be with the family doing this most difficult time.
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