William G. "Bill" O'Mara

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William G. "Bill" O'Mara, 90, of Renaissance Gardens in Catonsville, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at home, from complications of dementia.

Born Jan. 4, 1922, he was the son of the late William Francis O'Mara and Gertrude R. Wetzler. He was the husband of Kathryn Fortin, whom he married in 1946, and who died in 1999.

He was raised on Delray Avenue in Catonsville, attended St. Mark's Catholic School and graduated from Calvert Hall College in 1940. In 1942 he went into the Navy and served for four years. During that time he attended Northwest University in Chicago, Ill. He was a retired CEO of Regional Management Inc.

He moved into Charlestown Retirement Community in 2000. He was a parishioner at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, where he served on the parish council. He enjoyed playing golf with his nephews at Rolling Road Country Club, where he was a member. He liked bocce ball, dancing, music, gardening and swimming.

He donated to the Calvert Hall Scholarship fund, which enabled many young men to attend who couldn't have otherwise.

Surviving are longtime companion Jeanne Stephens; and many Larrick, Rea, and O'Farrell nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by sisters Katherine Rea, Agnes Larrick and Gertrude O'Farrell; and a brother, Paul O'Mara.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville; and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of a funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at Charlestown, 711 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Calvert Hall College for The Brother E. James Scholarship, 8102 Lasalle Road, Towson, MD 21286.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Dec. 18, 2012
Arrangements under the direction of:
Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc.
1630 Edmondson Ave | Catonsville, MD 21228 | (410) 744-8600