SILVER SPRINGS, Fla./HORNELL-W. Michael O’Hern, 70, of 5431 N.E. 35th Street, Lot 178, Silver Springs, Fla. 34488, formerly of Hornell, passed away Monday morning (July 24, 2017) at the Ocala Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Fla.
Born in Hornell on December 4, 1946, he was a son of the late W. Raymond and Mary (Boughner) O’Hern. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by his brother, Bobby O’Hern and his sister, Betsy O’Hern Fenti.
A graduate of Hornell High School, class of 1964, Mike received his associates degree in Applied Science from the SUNY at Alfred. He resided in Hornell until about nine years ago when he became a resident of Silver Springs, Fla.
He was formerly employed as a manager at the Truck Stops of America in Belmont and Dansville.
Mike was a member of the Fort King Presbyterian Church in Ocala, Fla. and while residing in Hornell he was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 364, the Barber shoppers and the International Order of Odd Fellows for 20 years; and at one time, he was a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 67 and Explorer Post 81.
He enjoyed spending time playing cards and various board games.
His loving family includes his wife of 47 years, the former Judy Panter, who he married at the former St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hornell on November 29, 1969; his son, Patrick (Wanda) O’Hern of Summerfield, Fla.; his daughter, Mary; his two grandchildren, Austin (Emily) O’Hern and Andrea O’Hern all of Hornell; his great-granddaughter, Braelynn O’Hern; as well as his sister, Heather “Teddy” O’Hern of Hornell.
The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St. in Hornell is honored to assist the family of W. Michael O’Hern.
A private funeral service will be held in his memory at the convenience of the family at the Fort King Presbyterian Church in Ocala, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to the National Kidney Foundation, 1040 Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Orlando, Fla. 32803 (www.kidney.org).
Online condolences or remembrances of Mike are welcomed at www.bishopandjohnsonfuneralhome.com.