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COOPERSTOWN - Frederick John Obermeyer Sr., 73, of Cooperstown, died Nov. 6, 2017, surrounded by his family at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.
He was born March 19, 1944, in St. Albans, Queens, son of Frederick and Gloria (Cook) Obermeyer.
After graduating from high school, Fred enlisted in the United States Navy on Aug. 29, 1963. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War, with his last assignment being aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63). He received his Honorable Discharge Aug. 25, 1965, and completed his reserve obligation Nov. 27, 1967.
On Oct. 28, 1967, Fred married Camilla S. Gaynor in a ceremony at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Lake Ronkonkoma on Long Island.
After moving from Long Island to Cooperstown, he was employed as a custodian for the Oneonta City School District.
Fred was a lifelong and devoted Mets fan. He loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren as well as his extended family of nieces and nephews. Some of his hobbies included fishing, playing cards and watching baseball.
Fred is survived by his wife of 50 years, Camilla S. Obermeyer of Cooperstown; three daughters and son, Melissa Obermeyer of Cooperstown, Kimberly Seigle and husband, David of Richfield Springs, and Robin Tabor and husband, Bud of Cooperstown, and Frederick J. Obermeyer Jr. of Cooperstown; two grandchildren, Brian David Seigle and Camilla Hope Tabor; brother, Frank Obermeyer and wife, Dawn; sister, Robin Sippel and husband, Brian. Also his brother-in-law, Jerome Gaynor; sister-in-law, Margaret Pena-Gaynor; and nieces and nephews, Brian Sippel Jr., Jaime Obermeyer, Ralph Pena, Sue Pena, Kathy Trinidad, Diane Longo, and Christopher Pena survive Fred.
He is predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Gloria Obermeyer; and nephew, Frank Obermeyer Jr.
Family and friends are welcome to pay their respects at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut St., Cooperstown, on Friday morning, Nov. 10, beginning at 10 a.m.
A Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ronald Fralick officiating.
Burial with Military Honors will follow in Hartwick Seminary Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675 and Susquehanna Animal Shelter, 4841 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.
Published on November 8, 2017
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