Ralph O’Hear, 46, a longtime resident of Sag Harbor, passed away at Yale New Haven Hospital on August 21. He’d been sick for years and spent the last five months at the hospital. He lost his battle with POEMS syndrome, an extremely rare blood disorder.
Mr. O’Hear was born on September 3,1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Robert and Anne O’Hear. He spent most of his life in Sag Harbor and attended Pierson High School. He was a carpenter. Mr. O’Hear enjoyed golfing and was regularly seen at the Sag Harbor Golf Course. He won numerous golf trophies. He is described by many as a “gentle soul” and will be greatly missed.
Mr. O’Hear is survived by his mother, Anne O’Hear of Florida; his brother, Ken Cavanaugh; sister-in-law, Kathi Cavanaugh; and nephew, Shane Cavanaugh, all of Southampton.
Visitation will be held at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor on Saturday, September 14 from 3-5 p.m. A private burial will take place at Oakland Cemetery.