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S. Michael O’Mara, 43

OSWEGO, NY – S. Michael O’Mara, 43, a resident of Oswego, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday February 6, 2014, at his home.

Born in Keene, New Hampshire, he was the son of the late Thomas A. and Marie E. (Magnet) O’Mara.

He attended Bishop Cunningham High School and was a graduate of Oswego High School, class of 1989.

He had also attended the State University of Oswego.

He was a chef at the Ocean Reef Club, Homestead and before coming back to New York, at Bernie’s in Wilmington, Delaware.

He was a member of the ZBT fraternity.

He loved playing video games and enjoyed watching movies especially the Lion King.

Surviving are his sister, Larissa (John) Markel of Newark, Delaware; his aunt who was also his godmother, Mary Alice O’Mara of Oswego; an uncle, Timothy (Kathleen) O’Mara of Buffalo and their children, Alisha (Sean) Byrne and Dana O’Mara; a niece who he was also the godfather of, Noelle Markel; a nephew, Brogan Markel; and several cousins.

Michael will be remembered for his storytelling, great heart, infectious laugh and his quick sense of humor.

A committal service will be held at St.Paul’s Cemetery on Saturday May 3 at 11 a.m.

Arrangements are in care of the Dowdle Funeral Home.

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  1. Dear Larissa,

    I just want you to know how saddened we were to hear of poor Michael’s sudden passing. I remember your parents so well. They were a fun loving and made a handsome couple and Marie had such gorgeous thick hair. Met them at the Hoye’s several times. I only remember Michael vaguely as he was younger than Julian and Rob but always thought what a lovely close family you all were and I was shocked at your Mom’s passing, didn’t realize that your Dad had passed also. Know it must be very difficult for you to live with this and your tremendous loss, but know you have close relatives and friends who will be of comfort to you in your difficult times. Feel free anytime to email me if you need an outsider to talk or connect to.
    With love and condolences from the boys and Roy to you.

    Mairead Crabb

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