Obituaries

Obituaries

Harold Joseph McNamara 1928 - 2005 Wichita

A funeral Mass for Harold Joseph McNamara, 76, Wichita, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Savior Catholic Church in Wichita. Burial will be in Serenity Mausoleum in Wichita.Mr. McNamara died Sunday, July 24, 2005, in Wichita. He was born Nov. 24, 1928, in Brookfield, Mo., the son of Leland Patrick McNamara and Magdelena L. VonThome. He graduated from Lillis High School in Kansas City, Mo. He received a Bachelor of Arts in 1954, a Master of Arts in 1955 and a Ph.D. in 1960 in clinical psychology from Kansas University.Mr. McNamara served in the U.S. Navy. He worked at KU while living in Lawrence. He worked at Menninger Hospital in Topeka from 1955 to 1964, and at the Kansas City and Wadsworth V.A. hospitals from 1956 to 1960. He joined the Psychiatric Center in Wichita in 1964. He entered into private practice with Tom Thorpe from 1974 to 1980 and then with his wife from 1980 to 2005.Survivors include his wife, Coleta, of the home; two sons, Timothy and Randall Sean; a daughter, Danielle McNamara; a brother, Pat; two sisters, Diane O'Connell and Shirley Lero; and six grandchildren.Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Old Mission Mortuary Chapel in Wichita, where a prayer service will begin at 7:30 p.m.The family suggests memorials to Center of Hope, 400 N. Emporia, Wichita 67202 or Holy Savior Catholic School, 1425 N. Chautauqua St., Wichita 67214.