Terrence Scott O'Hara

August 1, 1976 - March 10, 2017
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Monday 3/13, 7:00 pm
St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church
2 Bayview Ave.
Massapequa, New York 11758
516-798-4992 | Map
Wednesday 3/15, 11:00 am
Massapequa Funeral Home, North Chapel
1050 Park Boulevard
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-798-2500 | Map
Wednesday 3/15

Terrence Scott O'Hara of West Islip on March 10, 2017 at the age of 40. N.Y.P.D 9/11 First Responder Hero. Beloved husband of Denise. Cherished and loving father of Addison and Jackson. Loving son of Frank and Irene O'Hara. Loving brother of Matthew and Katie. Caring son-in-law of Diane Rutkowski. Also survived by many lovingContinue Reading

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Patricia Driscoll left a message on April 10, 2017:
What a wonderful man and family! Terry was a hero to me and I'm grateful for his service. So many people have forgotten the heros in blue during that time - when race and hate were not at the forefront of every newspaper. When people used to buy cops and firemen dinner just because. We were all Americans united. Terry continued to embody that unity until the end. He was an angel on earth for so many and thought only of his family and others to his end here on earth. I met him on twitter and wanted to work on a project on Capitol Hill together to make sure that some of the snake oil sold to desperate souls suffering from cancer were taken off the shelves. Unfortunately, he became too weak to continue this mission but I hope we all remember his powerful words and inspiration and continue on his good work. RIP my friend. Denise, you and your children and family are in my prayers. Know that people in DC and all over this country were inspired by your husband. You're always welcome here!
Kristi H. left a message on March 20, 2017:
When I was trying to power through something awful in January, Terry told me to slow down and just feel what I was feeling, because if I didn't do it now, I'd have to do it later and it would be so much worse. He was right. So here you go, Terry: I'm feeling your loss now and I expect to for a long time. God bless and keep you and yours.
Dane Jones left a message on March 17, 2017:
I only met Terry on Twitter a few months ago because of cancer. He was always so positive, and an inspiration to me. I pray for him an his family, and know he has helped so many people. Thank you Terry, and I know you are still with your family.
Mike Giancola left a message on March 16, 2017:
Terry was such a positive presence. I knew him so briefly yet his kindness and loving self always came through every time we met. Condolences to the entire O'Hara family, Mike Giancola
Elaina Acebal left a message on March 15, 2017:
I went to elementary school with Terry and remember him fondly. He was so entertaining and so much fun to be around. I was lucky enough to visit NY (after moving out West) for our elementary school reunion. Terry remembered me, came up and gave me a hug, asked me how I've been. It felt like 20+ years didn't pass. I read about his life as an adult and I am very proud of him. He is a hero in every sense of the word. Thinking of you and your family, and sending prayers. RIP Terry.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
scott stoppa left a message on March 15, 2017:
I am so deeply saddened to hear of Terry's passing. However, reading all the selfless things he was doing for others, while still fighting this disease doesn't surprise me at all. Even though we'd lost touch for quite a while, I remember that he always seemed to do the right thing, regardless of what others thought, and to look out for others. It was an honor to have known him and I'm proud to have called him a friend. RIP Chucks
Fred Burton left a message on March 14, 2017:
Warrior, Patriot and Hero.
Russell Benney left a message on March 13, 2017:
A Twitter follower of Terry's from afar--but he'll always be Scott Harvath to me. Scott, I feel so humbled & proud to have known a 9/11 hero--even over Twitter. I cherish your several personal messages to me and so anticipated your daily updates. Total respect & admiration for you. Total. I never knew you personally--but loved you just the same.
Terry and Noah Kline and family left a message on March 13, 2017:
Our prayers and condolences are with you at this sad time.
Mike D. left a message on March 13, 2017:
So many memories, from playing soccer as kids, to our ski trips to Vermont, to hearing his stories when he first started with the N.Y.P.D. Our group grew up together and we're all better men for having Terry in our lives. Rest in peace "Chucks" we'll take it from here. You will be missed.
Bryan Lint left a message on March 12, 2017:
RIP. True hero to many. I have nothing but respect for all of our first responders and those that sacrifice their selves for us. Prayers to your family. Thank you. Friend from the neighborhood.
Alexandra left a message on March 12, 2017:
The greatest act of love is to lay one's life for a friend. He gave his life for strangers, in God's eyes the ultimate sacrifice. Denise Always remember one thing, to be absent from the body is to present with the lord.May the lord give you strength in your heart and spirit to help you continue to look to the God for guidance. The lord's mercy endures forever! May the lord give you and your family the peace to overcome your pain.
Charles McKinney left a message on March 12, 2017:
Thank you for allowing me to see a small glimpse of your life Terry, your smile will be greatly missed.
'Leistunghund' left a message on March 12, 2017:
May you be pain free and at peace now Terry..I'm glad my dogs and their daily antics could make you smile a little during the tough times..Betty will have a drink in your honor.. Cheers my easy hero...
Nate Taylor left a message on March 12, 2017:
Cowards die a thousand deaths. The valiant die only once. I will miss our epic conversations keeping each other motivated. Rest easy Terry.
Kate tylutki left a message on March 11, 2017:
My heart breaks for all of you. He was an amazing man and fighter. May you all find comfort in each other. God bless you all
Jenn Lopez left a message on March 11, 2017:
Omar and I are so incredibly sorry for your loss. Terry was an amazing man and an unbelievable friend. We are thinking of the entire family. We will cherish every moment with Terry. All our love ❤️
Allisen Wuerfl left a message on March 11, 2017:
Sending love and condolences to the entire family. I thank terry for his service and ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect us! Thank you! May he have eternal peace!
Erin Martin Hegmann left a message on March 11, 2017:
Rest In Peace
Dawn Michele Wagner left a message on March 11, 2017:
God bless you Terry
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Adam Trinchetto left a message on March 11, 2017:
Thank you for your true service on that day that will never be forgotten. True dedication, love, and sympathy to your family. Massapequa neighbor as we were kids.
Adam Trinchetto left a message on March 11, 2017:
Thoughts and deepest sympathy to your family.
Mary Kozlik left a message on March 11, 2017:
My prayers are with the O Hara family. We were neighbors for many years. Heartbroken to hear this news. Much love to you all.
condolence-image Massapequa Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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