Patrick O'Hare

December 7, 1952 - February 27, 2024

Patrick Dennis O’Hare, 71 of Charlottesville, Virginia passed away on February 27, 2024.

Patrick was born on December 7, 1952, in Oklahoma to the late Joseph and Joan Brannon O’Hare. He was a graduate of the University of Dayton and completed his law degree at Washington and Lee University. Prior to earning his law degree at Washington and Lee, he was a Peace Corps volunteer for four years in St. Lucia, West Indies, and Togo in West Africa. Pat served in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corp for over 20 years. He continued his career as a civilian at The JAG Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia, and retired in August of 2021. Pat loved music, guitars and his favorite pastime after retirement was playing his guitar with a group of local musicians.

Pat is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Sara Deaver O’Hare, son Patrick Andrew O’Hare, and his wife Emily of Richmond, Virginia. He is also survived by his brothers Joseph O’Hare III of Silver Spring, MD, Kevin O’Hare of Falls Church, VA, and Michael O’Hare of Montgomery Village, MD.

There will be a graveside service at Oak Grove Cemetery, Lexington VA at 11 am followed by a Celebration of Life at University Chapel (formerly Lee Chapel) at Washington and Lee in Lexington, Virginia at noon on March 9th with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Peace Corps Fund or The Wayne Theatre, P.O. Box 1821, Waynesboro, VA 22980 or at