John O’Halloran died Feb. 17. He was 93.
Mr. O’Halloran was born May 30, 1919, in Portland. He graduated from St. Stephen High School in 1937, earned a bachelor’s degree from Mount Angel College in 1941, and a master’s degree in education from University of Oregon in 1951. He also earned a private pilot’s license in l969.
He started work as the head athletic coach at Hill Military Academy in Portland, 1941-‘42, until he joined the Navy during World War II from 1942-’46. In 1946, he returned to Hill Military Academy to teach and coach and was recalled to active Navy duty 1949. His Naval stations and duties included briefing and interrogating naval operational flight missions in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba 1943-‘44; acting as staff officer on the Atom Bomb tests in Bikini Atoll in 1946; assistant operations officer commander Western Sea Frontier 1950-‘52; sub area petroleum officer in the Marianas islands during the Korean War 1953-‘54; and administrator for the Naval Petroleum Reserves in Tupman, Calif., 1955-‘56. His last duty station was at the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., as supervisor of instruction, physical education Department from 1957-‘59. He retired from the Navy with the rank of
commander. He then began a career as sales manager at Oregon Printing Plates, retiring in 1989.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; brother Robert Patrick; and son Michael John. He is survived by his wife Donna; sons Robert (Michele) and John (Kathy); daughter Frances; and six grandchildren.
A rosary service will be held at 11:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at noon Wednesday, Feb. 27, at The Madeleine. Memorial contributions can be made to the Madeleine Parish or to Providence Hospice.