Ralph O’Hear, a carpenter and enthusiastic recreational golfer who lived in Sag Harbor, died on Aug. 21 at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. He was 46.
His family said the cause of death was POEMS syndrome, a rare blood disorder. He had been sick for many years and spent the last five months in the hospital.
Mr. O’Hear was a regular at the Sag Harbor Golf Course and won many trophies for his play.
He was born on Sept. 3, 1966, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Robert and Anne O’Hear. The family moved to Sag Harbor when Mr. O’Hear was young, and he attended the Sag Harbor Elementary School and Pierson High School. Over the years, the family lived in a number of Sag Harbor-area houses.
Mr. O’Hear’s mother, who lives in Florida, survives him, as does a brother, Ken Cavanaugh, and a nephew, both of Southampton.
His sister-in-law, Kathi Cavanaugh, described Mr. O’Hear as a gentle soul who will be greatly missed.
Visiting hours will be Sept. 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. Private burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor.