Eugene P. “Cisco” O’Hora

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.

To share a memory or to express your condolences to the family please visit www.vanstonandjames.com.

24 Comments

  1. Dennis O'Hearn

    To the entire O’Hora family:
    Please accept my sincerest heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved Eugene. I have known “Cisco ” my entire life.
    We lived next door to each other and attended school for 13 years together. We were choir boys and altar boys together. Gene was a man who lived life to the fullest. He loved a good time and was a genuine nice and generous human being. While Gene has left us too soon, we can be consoled with the knowledge that his spirit will be with us forever.

  2. Andrea Stelmack

    My deepest sympathies to the family. Cisco was a great friend and a wonderful man 💕

  3. Dr. Philip Duke

    My deepest sympathy to the O’Hora family.
    I did not have the privilege to meet Cisco in person. I had the opportunity to talk to him over the phone several times.
    He had the gift of making you feel comfortable instantaneously. He was an extremely pleasant tactful and honest person.
    He was EXCEPTIONAL!
    Will miss him.

  4. James (Jimmy) Reese

    i always loved visiting cousin Cisco when i was a little boy and listening to his stories of the Ohora Clan on the “West Side” i remember him visiting us in Seattle after Vietnam and he was always a hero to me and I aways looked up to him. Even as we got older. 10 years would pass but you would never know because we would pick right up and never skip a beat and have a conversation like we were together the day before. Tara and your boys my deepest condolences, and to my Cousins the Ohora Clan, Cisco is in a better place now and am sorry for the loss of your great brother. I miss you all!
    Jimmy

  5. Michele Hadary

    What a wonderful man. Made everyone happy when he was around. I miss the times he and his buddies would come to Indiana to watch the Irish play football.
    We made some great memories. RIH Cisco. Have a beer with your buddy Thirsty.

  6. Cisco was an immediate source of laughter, friendship,and many other emotions.Will miss him very much.Much LOVE, Marty and Judy.

  7. Kathy (Flannery) & Joe Speybroeck

    Loved this man! My husband and I spent many Notre Dame tailgate parties together with Cisco and the Scranton contingent! We met through my cousin Joe who was a buddy and a fireman. What a crew! Nothing but fun and laughter. You will be missed Cisco. Condolences to the entire family. You are great people!

  8. Fred Weinerth

    Old friend and schoolmate at St. Ann’s , I am very saddened at Cisco’s passing. Shared many
    good times and will hold on to remembering them all. Very best regards to Ciscos’ family at
    this time of loss. God bless my friend, you will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

    Fred Weinerth

  9. William P. O’Hearn

    I knew Cisco my entire life He was a boyhood friend with me and my brothers. He was always up for a good time and we had many. He will be missed my condolences to all the brothers and sisters and the whole O’Hora family especially His daughter and grandsons. Rest In Peace Gene!!

  10. Virginia Flynn

    Deepest sympathy to the O’Hora Family .

  11. Karen Talarico

    Mary and family so sorry to read about your brother.

    • Mary

      Hey Karen.
      Thanks for your kind thoughts.
      Think of you often…every time I pass your house!
      Hope everyone is well.
      Stop in anytime. Cell: 570-342-1009
      Thanks,
      Mary

  12. Susie and Bo McHugh

    We’ve been reminiscing of all the good times with Cisco, especially when living above him. He was one of a kind and the life of the party. Our deepest condolences to the entire O’Hora family. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Santo Quatra

    My sincere condolences to Cisco’s family and loved ones. He was a great fun loving guy always with that big smile and laugh. He lent me a helping hand many times and I’m sure that can be said by most that knew him. I am proud to call him my friend.

  14. Renee DePietro

    Spike and Family,
    Our most sincere condolences on the loss
    of you loved one. May he rest in peace.
    Prayers for all.

    Renee-Gus-Amanda DePietro

  15. Paul Joseph Bernardi

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Cisco.I go back along way with him to the DPW days and can always remember his boat trips to the St.Lawerence river and his mother’s pizza on fridays it was the best.Cisco always had a great sense of humor and was a pleasure to work with on Truck 2.To Spike and all of Cisco’s family my sincere condolences.

  16. Shawn

    My condolences to the entire Ohora family and all those who knew this awesome man. I met Cisco through my dad and his close friend, Joe Flannery.I spent many great times with Cisco at Notre Dame tailgates, Christmas parties, and numerous family gatherings. I tutored his wonderful daughter, Tara, in math when she was a kid. I’m sorry Tara. Gene was a man who loved life, family, and God. I’m a better person for having known him. Cisco, I love you. Save a place and a beer up in heaven for me. Go Irish.❤️🍀

  17. Kay Garvey

    To Joan and the entire O’Hora family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. He was a great guy.

    We are thinking of you during this difficult time & keeping you in our thoughts & prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Jerry (Gib) & Kay Garvey

    • Kim Flannery Antosh

      To the O’Hora family, there are no words to convey how so very sorry I am for your loss. My heart is truly broken. Cisco was a very special person- a great father, grandfather, sibling, uncle and friend. He was there for my dad to the very end, and continued to remember him 20 years after his passing. He would text me every anniversary to let me know he never forgot “ his buddy” . I can never say enough about how much that meant to me. He will always hold a very special place in our hearts. Uncle Cisco, until we meet again, “who loves you baby”?!!!🍀❤️

  18. Jimmy and Carole Curran

    Tara, Carole and I were deeply saddened to hear of Cisco’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most sorrowful time. May your cherished memories of him bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. He was a great friend who will be dearly missed. Sun ‘n Lake will never be the same.

  19. richard hickey

    As with so many others , Cisco was a wonderful part of our lives, and he will always be with us in beautiful happy memories.- Rich and Mary Hickey

  20. Kathy and Johnny Mattern

    To Ciscos family are prayers are with you We are from Scranton but currently live in Sebring knowing him in both states We stayed at his home when we were looking for our home he was very kind and generous I hope you find some comfort in knowing he was a good friend to many and will have left us thankful for knowing him

  21. John Orr

    I will always have good memories of Cisco I met him thru Dennis Pettilo and great times @ the man cave. His daughter was my son Joe ‘s 8th grade buddy @ St Ann’s.I’ll miss that laugh. Risp Cisco You will be missed.

  22. Anthony and Meaghan Jianaces

    Tara and all of the O Hora family, I am so very sorry to hear about “Cisco”. He was a wonderful person and friend and I hope you find comfort in knowing that. He will be dearly missed by many.

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