Thomas M. O’Hara, age 77, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on August 29th, 2019

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Thomas M. O’Hara, age 77, of Lombard. Beloved husband of 53 years of Joan nee Schorr. Loving father of Thomas W. (Susan) of Bolingbrook, Michael K. (Alyson) of Manchester, Massachusetts, Martin E. (Kristen) of Naperville, Noreen D. (Christopher) Bolsoni of St. Charles, Anne O. (Christopher) McPartlin of Elmhurst. Fond Grandfather of Brittany, Thomas D., Sean USMC, Ethan, Charles, Finnian, Leo, Dean, Maeve, Rowan, Renn. Dear brother of Noreen Bubalo of Chicago, Michael of Des Plaines, Patricia (Buzz) Bocher of LaCrosse, Wisconsin and The Late John and Mary Ellen. Many other nieces, nephews, and relatives.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 6, from 3 to 9 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Services Saturday with prayers at 9:00 am from Brust Funeral Home, to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lombard, for 9:30 am Mass.  Interment Queen of Heaven, Hillside.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, https://www.lbda.org/honor-memorial-gifts.

Mr. O’Hara was a resident of Lombard since 1971.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Church where he served as an Usher and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. O’Hara was the Owner of Thomas O’Hara and Associates Insurance Brokerage located in Chicago from 1966 to 1996, then Villa Park from 1996 to 2014, and then Lombard since 2014.

Mr. O’Hara was a 1960 graduate of St. Ignatius High School and also a 1964 graduate of Loyola University.

Mr. O’Hara was a veteran having served in the Illinois National Guard.

Thomas was an internationally famous runner.  He ran at Loyola University.  At the Daily News Relays in Chicago, in 1964, he set the indoor record for the mile at 3 minutes and 56 seconds.  He held that world record for 10 years.  Thomas was in the 1964 Olympics, on the U.S. team, running the 1500 Meters.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Info 888-629-0094.

 

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