Aloysius Bernard O'Mara, age 92, of Blissfield, was welcomed into God's Heavenly Kingdom on Monday, October 29, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Aloysius Bernard was born at home in Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada on April 8, 1920, the youngest child of John and Margaret (Johnston) O'Mara.
He was the only member of his family to attend college and received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit. On September 6, 1944, Aloysius married Rita Adeline Schutz in Detroit, Michigan. In 1948 Aloysius was admitted to the Michigan Bar and began his practice of law in downtown Detroit, Michigan before moving to rural Blissfield, Michigan where he developed an extensive legal practice. During his distinguished career Aloysius successfully litigated cases before the United States Supreme Court and Michigan Supreme Court. Aloysius served in the Army Air force as a Sergeant during World War II. He was an active member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church where he served as a proud member of the Knights of Columbus for 25 years. He was a member of the Blissfield Rotary Club for 30 years and a life-long member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Aloysius was preceded in eternal life by Rita, his loving wife of over 65 years.
Aloysius is survived by his children, Michael and wife Eva O'Mara of Cleveland, Dr. Kevin O'Mara of Phoenix, Arizona, Mark O'Mara of Blissfield, Patrick and wife Carolyn O'Mara of New York, and Maureen O'Mara of Ann Arbor;, and one grandson, Patrick Brendan O'Mara. Aloysius was preceded in death by his siblings, Joseph, James, Patrick, Eileen, Helen and Angela.
The Mass of the Christian Burial for Aloysius will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2012, at Light of Christ Catholic Parish, St. Peter the Apostle Church with Fr. Thomas Helfrich officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation for Aloysius will be held at his home on Pearl Street in Blissfield on Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m., where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Condolences to the family welcome at: wagleyfuneralhome.com
Contributions in memory of Aloysius may be made to Light of Christ Catholic Parish.
Published in Toledo Blade on Oct. 31, 2012