Ralph O’Hear, a longtime resident of Sag Harbor, died at Yale New Haven Hospital on August 21. He was 46 and been sick for years, spending 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, attended Pierson High School and was a carpenter. He enjoyed golfing and was regularly seen at the Sag Harbor Golf Course. He won numerous golf trophies. Survivors described him as a gentle soul.
Mr. O’Hear is survived by his mother, Anne O’Hear of Florida; a brother, Ken Cavanaugh; sister-in-law, Kathi Cavanaugh; and nephew, Shane Cavanaugh, all of Southampton.
Visitation will be held at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor on Saturday, September 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. A private interment will take place at Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor.