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Rita M. O'Hora
July 29, 1933 ~ December 3, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Rita M. O'Hora, 90, a lifelong West Scranton resident, died Sunday morning at Allied Hospice
in Scranton surrounded by her loving family. She and her beloved husband, the late James G. O'Hora who died in 2015, had celebrated 54 cherished years of marriage.
Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Joseph and Charlotte Collins Knight, she was a 1951
graduate of St Patrick's High School.
A woman of strong faith, she was a member of St. Patrick's Church and its Society of the
Faithful. She raised seven children and later worked at the family business, O'Hora Eye Care,
which was started by her husband. She was a volunteer with the Deutsch Institute and was
an avid bowler in the St. Patrick's Bowling League for over 40 years.
Rita was a true matriarch who served as a perpetual source of strength and support for her seven children as well as for her husband throughout his illness. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who took great pride in her children's and grandchildren's activities and sporting events.
Surviving are four daughters, Dr. Marie and husband Greg Sokol, Old Forge; Rita Price,
Marlton, NJ; Eileen and husband Paul Leonard, Scranton; and Maureen Ph.D and husband
Timothy Walsh, Old Forge; three sons, James and wife Kris, Lake Ariel; Joseph and wife
Wendie, Scranton; and Paul, Scranton; eleven grandchildren, Melissa Sokol, Kelly Gasper and husband Christopher, Amy Sokol and fiancé Collin Lawall, Brian Sokol, Lindsey, Eric and Megan O'Hora and fiancé Kegan Lymn, Michael and Lauren Price, Alexis and Douglas Walsh; and two great-grandsons, Theo and Crew Gasper.
The family would like to thank Dr. Gerard Nealon, Traditional Hospice, Allied Hospice, and especially Kelly Langan, as well as all nurses and aides for their compassionate care during Rita’s final days.
The funeral will be Thursday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, 318 E. Drinker
St., Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Jackson St.,
Scranton. Friends are asked to go to the church the morning of the funeral. Interment
Friends may call Wednesday 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Allied Hospice, 511 Morgan Highway, Scranton, PA 18508; or St. Patrick's Parish, 1403 Jackson St., Scranton, PA 18504.