Robert E. O'Meara
1922 - 2021
BORN
July 13, 1922
DIED
April 29, 2021
Robert E. O'Meara

Entered the Fullness of Eternal Life on April 29th, 2021, at the age of 98. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Joy O'Meara. Loving father of David O'Meara, Mary Joy "MJ" (Jon Spelt) O'Meara, Monica (Mark Szaflarski) O'Meara, Anne (Mike) O'Meara Stillwell, Jack (Bridget) O'Meara, Jane (Alan Purintun) O'Meara. Proud grandfather of Jen Joy (Sara Pentlicky), Charlie, Irene, and Joe Stephenson; Emily and Anna Szaflarski; Edward (Erica Coleman) and Eileen O'Meara Stillwell; Grace, Margaret, and Suzanne O'Meara; and Charlotte Purintun. Cherished great-grandfather of Ellery Joy. Preceded in death by his two sisters, Lois and Kathleen, and two brothers, William and Richard. Robert is further survived by other loving relatives and friends.

Robert "Bob" was born in Monroe, Wisconsin on July 13, 1922, son of the late William L. and Grace Anne (nee Gibbons) O'Meara. The family later moved to Madison where Robert graduated from West High School and the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism. Robert served his country in the Army Air Force during World War II in Italy and Africa. He was a reporter and editor for The Associated Press in Milwaukee for 39 years, and was inducted into the Milwaukee Press Club Media Hall of Fame in 1996. Along with being a talented writer, Bob excelled at art from an early age. He made drawing and painting an integral part of his life. He won many awards and participated in countless exhibits. His paintings are in many private collections and are also treasured by his family and friends.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, May 6th, from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at St. Robert Catholic Church, 2214 E. Capitol Dr., in Shorewood. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated immediately following at 11:00AM. Private interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery. The Mass will be live streamed. A link to view the live stream will be provided in his obituary on www.feerickfuneralhome.com. Memorials in Robert's name may be made to the Milwaukee Catholic Home, 2462 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211; or to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, 830 N. 19th St., Milwaukee, WI 53233





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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from May 1 to May 2, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
May
6
Visitation
10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
St. Robert Catholic Church
2214 E. Capitol Dr., Shorewood, Wisconsin
May
6
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00a.m.
St. Robert Catholic Church
2214 E. Capitol Dr., Shorewood, Wisconsin
May
6
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00a.m.
The Mass will be live streamed.
A link to view the live stream will be provided in his obituary on www.feerickfuneralhome.com
Funeral services provided by:
Feerick Funeral Home - Shorewood
GUEST BOOK
Sponsored by Feerick Funeral Home - Shorewood.
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On behalf of the staff and residents at Milwaukee Catholic Home, we send our sympathy to your wonderful family. Bob will be greatly missed. He was a huge asset to our community. Linda (staff)
Linda Cardinale
May 6, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the family. I knew Bob for about 8 years as a member of the the Spanish class at OSHER. I was impressed how sharp his mind was, as well as his enthusiasm for learning.
Christine Linder
Classmate
May 4, 2021
Anne, so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Wow, did he sound like her lived a rich life.
Barbara Finch
Acquaintance
May 3, 2021
My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Bob O'Meara. May he rest in peace.
Michael Michalski
May 3, 2021
Sending love and hopes that his memory is a blessing.
Tamar Jacobsohn
Neighbor
May 3, 2021
So sorry to hear this. I love his paintings and a couple birthday cards he painted for Grandma Mary. He will be missed.
Colleen Hilbert
Family
May 3, 2021
O'Meara Family:

A well-lived life of a very talented man. I'm sorry I didn't get to check in with him one more time, but I'm glad you had him for as long as you did.

Thinking of you all and the life of that block of Kenmore Place we all held down for as long as we did.
Dan Callahan
Neighbor
May 3, 2021
Prayers & Strength to the O'Meara Family.
James B Joy
Family
May 2, 2021
Dave and Gary
May 2, 2021