Peter D. O’Hara

Peter Drayton O’Hara

WARSAW—Peter Drayton O’Hara of Sabine Hall in Warsaw died on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

He was born June 2, 1942, in Englewood, N.J., to Robert Sydney O’Hara and Katharine Drayton O’Hara. The youngest of three children, he grew up in Englewood attending the Elisabeth Morrow School and the Englewood School for Boys. He was a graduate of Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass. and attended Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y.

He is survived by his beloved wife of over 50 years, Mercer Wellford O’Hara; sons, Peter Wellford O’Hara and Matthew Clinton O’Hara (Jenn); grandchildren, Marjorie Caroline O’Hara and Katharine Heaton O’Hara; and brother, Robert Sydney O’Hara Jr. (Bonnie).

He was predeceased by sister, Sally O’Hara Shelly.

Peter spent his entire career in the commodities business, rising to the position of president and director of C. Czarnikow Sugar Inc. in New York. Upon retirement, he moved from Englewood, N.J., to Warsaw and resided at Sabine Hall.

Peter had a lifelong love of boating and spent many summers on the Great South Bay of New York. He was an active volunteer at his summer community in Point O’Woods, N.Y., serving both on the board of directors and as president of The Club at Point O’Woods for many years. He also served on the board of directors of the Hillsboro Club in Hillsboro Beach, Florida. Upon retirement, he served on the board of directors of Historic Christ Church and Museum in Weems.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Warsaw on Saturday, August 5, followed by interment and reception at Sabine Hall. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Historic Christ Church and Museum, P.O. Box 24, Irvington, VA 22480; or St John’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1093, Warsaw, VA.

Welch Funeral Home – Marks Chapel handled the arrangements.


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