In Memoriam

Thomas O'Haren

Thomas O'Haren

CLU®, ChFC®

December 2016

Thomas J. O'Haren was born on April 1, 1934, in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the youngest of three children to James Francis O'Haren, Sr. and Elizabeth Sauer O'Haren. Tom attended Penn State, where he earned a B.S. in Finance and was a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. Tom met and married his college sweetheart, Virginia Kobylinski in 1957. After college, Tom enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served as a Naval Aviator. Upon completion of service to his Country, Tom and Ginny moved to Houston, Texas, where he started his business career with Connecticut General Life Insurance Agency. In June, 1966, Tom moved his family of six children to Atlanta, Georgia where he opened an agency office for Connecticut General. Tom grew the agency into one of the best in the history of the Company, winning a Company record 14 Outstanding Agency Awards. Tom was inducted into the CIGNA and GAMA Hall of Fame for his insurance agency leadership, and he was presented the Huebner Gold Medal, the highest honor from the American College for his leadership and dedication to the Financial Services Industry. Tom was also very active in civic, community and political circles. Tom was the President of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, and the President of Atlanta Country Club. Tom served on the Board of Directors of Marist School, where he was honored with the St. Peter Chanel award and the Reverend James F. Hartnett award for his dedication and Service. Tom was active in his Church, Saint Ann's Catholic Church, and he was a member of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. Tom loved sports and was an accomplished baseball player and golfer. He loved to coach his sons in youth sports and taught his kids the same fiery determination that he brought to the business world. Tom also learned his love for Notre Dame growing up listening to Notre Dame football games on the radio with his dad. Tom loved spending time with his grandchildren and spoiling them around birthdays and Christmas. Tom always loved having his family around him. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Virginia, his sister, Sister Mary Michele O'Haren IHM of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and his six children and twelve grandchildren: Michelle O'Haren and Scott Methvin of Laguna Beach, California, Tim and Michelle O'Haren and their son Tommy of Alpharetta, Georgia, Terry and Danielle O'Haren and their daughters Renny and Anna of Atlanta, Georgia, Anne and Tim Huckabee and their children, T.J., Sean and Shanley of Dallas, Texas, David and Brandi O'Haren and their children, Kallie, Kasey and Davey of Marietta, Georgia and Mary O'Haren Delmer and her daughters, Koble, Wellie and Cecilia of Atlanta, Georgia. The family will receive guests at an evening visitation on Monday, December 5, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at H.M. Patterson & Son-Arlington Chapel located at 173 Allen Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30328. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Tom's honor Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Saint Ann's Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta, Ga. 30062. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Marist School.