Dr. Peter A. O'Hara


Peter A. O’Hara, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., formerly of Vineyard Haven, died on Oct. 22, 2015, at the age of 83.

Peter was born in Derry City, Northern Ireland, on April 15, 1932, to Laurence O’Hara and Susan MacLaughlin. He attended St. Columb’s College, Derry, and received his medical degree from Queen’s University Belfast. Peter served his residency in radiology at the Jacobi Medical Center, administered by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York City. He practiced as a radiologist in New York and at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

He leaves his wife of 54 years, Barbara (Karwowski), son Michael O’Hara of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and daughters Susan O’Hara of Westborough and Elizabeth O’Hara of Beaufort, N.C. He also leaves his beloved grandson, Jack, his “favorite granddaughter” Maggie, sisters-in-law Kathleen Karwowski and Helen O’Hara, many nieces and nephews in both the States and Ireland, and countless friends, all of whose lives he touched.

Donations in his memory may be sent to Suncoast Hospice Care Center, 164 West Lake Rd., Palm Harbor, FL 34684.