Gene “Cisco” O’Hora, 73, of Scranton and Sebring, Florida, died Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore.
Born in Scranton to the late Eugene P. and Carmel Higgins O’Hora, he was the eldest of nine children and attended Saint Ann’s Monastery School, graduating from Scranton Central High School.
Gene served in the United States Airforce in Japan during the Vietnam War and afterwards began a career as a heavy equipment operator for the City of Scranton Department of Public Works until becoming a Scranton Fire Fighter.
Always generous with his time and his friendship, Gene shared his love of golf and boating, affording many people wonderful experiences, especially on the waters of Lake Winola, Ocean City, Maryland, and the Saint Lawrence River. He cherished his life-long friends as well as his friends at Sun ‘n Lake resort.
Gene is survived by his daughter, Tara O’Hora Grande, and her husband, Tony, and the ‘loves of his life,’ grandsons, Jack and Miles Grande, all of Scranton. He is also survived by former wife, Louise O’Hora, and eight siblings including brothers, Jim O’Hora, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Paul “Spike” and Michael O’Hora, Scranton and Joe O’Hora, Dunmore. In addition, surviving are four sisters, Carmel Williams, Dalton, Mary O’Hora, Joan Loretti, and Anne McNally, all of Scranton, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Gene was predeceased by infant brother Martin, aunts and uncles, grandparents, and great grandfather, Michael ‘Pop’ Hickey, with whom he shared a great love.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10am in St. Ann Basilica 1230 St Ann Street, Scranton.
Military honors will be rendered at the church at the conclusion of the Mass.
Interment, private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers the family strongly encourages memorial contributions be made in Cisco’s honor to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart 53 Glenmaura National Blvd., Suite 120, Moosic, PA 18507
Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton.
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