Gordon Thomas O'Hara

January 2, 1938July 11, 2019

Gordon Thomas O'Hara was born on January 2, 1938 and passed away on July 11, 2019 and is under the care of Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home.

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Sherry Poff (Williams)

September 22, 2019

Mr. O’Hara was our band director while I attended Glenridge Jr. High (late 1960’s) After finally making 1st chair saxophone, he asked me if I would switch to bassoon because he wanted us to perform the Firebird Suite which included a bassoon solo. He taught me himself for no charge and also allowed me to use one of the schools bassoons also for no charge! I remember one year on April Fools day, many members of our band picked up his MG Midget and placed it on our outside stage that we used for pep rallies! He was a great director and encouraged my love for music! I will always remember him.