Earl J. O’Mara, age 86 of Sacramento CA, formerly Eddyville Ne

Earl J. O’Mara passed away surrounded by family in Sacramento at age 86.  His wife, Jeanne Marie Palmyre (ne Constant of Aubrives, France) joined him on 10 September 2021.   Born in Eddyville, NE the eldest of 8 siblings preceded in death by his parents Earl John & Louella, Richard, Angela (Heidemann), Jim, & Roger. He leaves behind sister Theresa Potter; brothers Kenneth (Marjo), Paul (Cathy) & sister-in law Simone Constant.  He is survived by children Diane (Jean) of CA; Albert of CO; Herve (Margaret) including grandchildren Brandy (Tom), Josie (Trevor) and great grandchildren Fae (Jack), Alex, and Blaine of UT.  

Earl graduated HS in 1947, US Army: Cooks & Bakers School & Parachute School in 1951. Jumpmaster School and Hotel Management Techniques School Statler Hilton in Washington DC in 1953.   He retired from the US Army a Master Sergeant in 1978 from an illustrious career being part of key moments in our history under the Generals he served.   He was honored with 3 Army Commendation Medal among many others.

Earl’s mastery of food service continued in management & service skills with Utah State Prison, Job Corps, Catering and Rio Grande Drilling Co. until he was fully retired.    He enjoyed reading, history, photography, stamp and coin collections, traveling, gardening, drying flowers, and being a woodworker.  We miss his love, intellect, loyalty, sense of right and wrong, Earl-isms and his quirky sense of humor.

Graveside Funeral Service at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Eddyville, NE on 30 September 2022 at 4 pm for Mr. and Mrs. O’Mara.

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