Eugene “Bud” O’Hare died at home on May 4, 2017, at the age of 86. He is survived by Carol, his wife of 33 years; children Kathleen Hallam (Jim), John (Sharon), Molly Edgar (Don), Brendan, Eileen Skinner (Johnnie), Martin (Cindy Van Sickle), and Tim (Amy Tennant); stepson Chandako Bhikkhu (AKA James Reynolds); nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; sister Betty Louise Cormier; and nieces and nephews. Bud was predeceased by wife Emily in 1970 and sister Mary Margaret Jay.
A native of San Marino, California, Bud was the son of John Eugene O’Hare and Mary McGrath O’Hare. After serving for two years in the U.S. Army, he graduated from UCLA in 1954 with a degree in Business Administration. His first jobs were in the Central Valley. He moved his young family to Santa Clara County in 1964 and worked as a cost accountant for various firms, mostly high tech companies, retiring from Ricoh in 1996.
After years of raising children alone, Bud took up bicycling, backpacking, and hiking. He and Carol also enjoyed traveling in the U.S and abroad. He spent many years volunteering, serving on the boards of several non-profit organizations. In later years he researched family genealogy and relearned how to play the ukulele.
Bud’s family and friends will remember him for his kindness, his integrity, and the generosity with which he gave his time.
Gifts in his memory may be made to Elwyn California, Wings of History Museum, or the Morgan Hill Historical Society.
Memorial service will be held on June 12,2017, 1:00pm at St Catherine’s Church, Morgan Hill, with a reception following at the Morgan Hill House at Villa Mira Monte.