James John (Jim) O’Hara III MArch ’73, of Hollywood, FL died unexpectedly in his home in the early morning of July 11, 2019. Jim was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Upon graduation from the GSD, Jim remained active in the Harvard GSD community, serving on the Alumni Council and engaging with the South Florida chapters in recent years. As a manager of International Design and Construction for several global companies, Jim’s work took him all over the world. Whether in India, China, South America or Paris France, Jim may have arrived as a stranger, but always left with lifelong friends. When he was not traveling for work, he traveled extensively for pleasure with his favorite travel companion and wife of 47 years, Mary Jo. Jim’s true joy and passion was his family. As a proud father, Jim provided endless support, encouragement, and unconditional love to his children.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Hollywood, FL on Tuesday, July 16 at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to an architecture scholarship at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School (Newark, NJ) in Jim’s name.

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