Larry W. Oyer
Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home
1550 Route 9
Clifton Park, NY
Oyer, Larry W. CLIFTON PARK Larry W. Oyer, 57, died on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at the Ellis Hospital Hospice in Schenectady, N.Y. following a brief illness. He was born on August 25, 1953 in Utica, N.Y. and was the son of the late Luke and Barbara Coleman Oyer. Larry was a radio disco jockey for 24 years. Most of his career was spent at WTLB/Rock 107 in Utica. Most recently, he was employed as a recruitment media consultant at the Times Union Newspaper. Larry's funny and warm demeanor was evident to all who he encountered. He enjoyed traveling and especially loved trips to Vegas and cruising. He was a huge Yankees fan. His cats, Travis and Toby were a part of his family. Larry loved the outdoors and took great pride in taking care of his property on his John Deere "tractor". Above all, Larry was a loving and devoted husband and father. He was the husband of Lynette Fontaine Oyer; stepfather of Sara Tucciarone and Jaclyn Tuccia-rone of Clifton Park; brother of Diane (Marc) Cangello of Clark Mills, N.Y. and Kathy (Terry) Jones of Auburn, N.Y.; son-in-law of Mario Fontaine of Utica and the late Monica Fontaine; brother-in-law of Ron (Josette) Fontaine of Utica, N.Y., Paula Fontaine and the late Gary Fontaine of Whitesboro, N.Y.; uncle of Ronald (Brianne) Fontaine Jr., Michele (Robert) Roberts, Lisa Fontaine, Kristina (Brian Listo-vich) Fiorini, Gary Fontaine Jr., Dana Cangello, Ashley Cangello, and Carly Jones; great-uncle of Christian, Hallie, Michael, Taylor and Max. He was loved and considered a special friend to Jim and Esmeralda Reitz of New Bedford, Mass.; Shelley, David, Jill and Ellen Gregory of Fredericksburg, Va.; Joanne and Tom McNaney and family of Floyd, N.Y.; Julie, John, Noah and Christina Savastio of Cohoes, N.Y.; Donna and Kevin Koch and family of Nassau, N.Y. Larry is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins as well as an abundance of supportive friends and co-workers. Funeral will be held on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 4 p.m. at the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rt. 9, Clifton Park, NY. Calling hours will precede the service from 1-4 p.m. in the funeral home. Cremation will follow at the Gardner Earl Crematorium, Troy, N.Y. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at the Owens, Pavelot and Rogers Funeral Services, 35 College St., Clinton, NY 13323. Friends are invited to gather from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service. Larry's family would like to extend warm thanks to the nurses and staff who took wonderful care of him on the A-6 unit at Ellis Hospital. Those who wish may make contributions in Larry's memory to the American Melanoma Foundation, 4150 Regents Park Row, Suite 300, La Jolla, CA 92037. The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065, 518-371-5454.
Published by Albany Times Union from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2011.
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Larry you will be missed, My brother's best friend,We went through good ole Westmoreland together and had allot of great time I'm glad we reconnected Love and miss our chats .....
Debbie Knaperek - Frank
January 31, 2011
I miss you, honey...
January 25, 2011
I 1st recall knowing Larry when he started on WBRV in Boonville and he was the most energetic,enthusiastic dj they probably ever had on there..a few years later I recognized his voice and personality and even more focused, on Rock 107; it was so cool having someone from my hometown on Rock 107...several years later I worked with him at Rock 107;he really was one of the reasons I got into radio. A great inspiration. Rob Deran Miller
Rob Deran/Miller
January 22, 2011
I just learned about Larry; keeping his family in my prayers. I am one of Larry's advertising customers, and I will miss his friendliness, humor, honesty and professionalism. He is just so awesome!
Robin Demers
January 20, 2011
Goodbye Larry. The days in Utica were good ones.
Bill Earley
January 18, 2011
Lynn, the girls, Diane & Kathy: Words can't express how saddened & sorry I was to hear of my old dear friend and neighbor's passing. Larry & Diane were more than my neighbors or friends they we like my big brother and sister. We were so close growing up - it all seems so sureal that he is actually gone. He was so caring and passionate about life. His personality was reflected in his voice. It was kind, gentle, and calming - it's no wonder he had such a successful radio career. He will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him..
Karen Townsend Salvatore
January 16, 2011
Larry was a great friend of mine years ago when we worked together at WRCK/WTLB. He'll be missed by many.
Linda Rae Avolio
January 15, 2011
Dear Lynn and Family, We were deeply saddened to hear of Larry's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
- Karen, Tony and Carissa Cardone
Karen Cardone
January 14, 2011
Lynn, I already miss his laughter and all the support he always gave everyone here at the TU. The place will never be the same without him coming down the hall with his smile beaming so bright... We were lucky to have had him as a friend and coworker all the years that he was here. Let me know if you need anything... "REBA" Renee in the Classified Dept.
Renee Bernard
January 14, 2011
So sorry to hear of your loss. As you know, I have known Larry since childhood - rode the bus together - graduated from high school together. Years later I met you at work and became your friend and years after that you ended up marrying Larry. My old friend marrying my new friend. I am so glad Larry found you. You are in my prayers at this time.
Linda Pal Bieksza
January 14, 2011
Lyn, I will surely miss my "Deere" buddy. Know that you and the girls are in our thoughts and prayers as Larry will always be. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you.

Donna, Kevin and boys
Donna & Kevin Koch
January 14, 2011
I only knew Larry for a short time and found him to be a caring gentle person who really enjoyed life. I will keep him in my prayers.
Judy Burns
January 14, 2011
Dear Lyn & Family,
Our deepest sympathy to you at this time.
Visiting Nurses of Albany
January 14, 2011
I went to school with Larry an saw him afew times after graduation. He was one of the nicest guys you could know always a smile ankind word.please accept my deepest sympathy
GAIL Stottlar Beauchamp
January 14, 2011
I worked with Larry for many years at WTLB while he was at WRCK. He was a great friend and one time competitor. He will be sorely missed.
jim roper
January 14, 2011
Dear Lyn,
My deepest sympathy to you and your daughters. I remember spending time with Larry at Sharon I's 40th birthday party. He was a kind and gentle man.
Nancy Graham Moreland
January 14, 2011
Lyn I am so sorry to hear of the loss of you beloved husband. Grieve with hope, knowing that God will comfort you.
Pete Moylan
January 13, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Lynn. I am saddened by your loss. I did not know Larry well but could see he was a very special person. He is well loved by many. He always had a wonderful and warm smile whenever I saw him. He was a good man.
Jennifer Kester
January 13, 2011
Seems like Larry brightened the day of everyone who was fortunate enough to come in contact with him.

He added so much to so many lives
and we'll keep those memories...
Bill Blais
January 13, 2011
To the Oyer Family
We are sorry for your loss and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers
The Jones Family
January 13, 2011
I was so sorry to hear of your loss, Larry was a wonderful and kind man,I enjoyed my years working with him at the Times Union. He will be missed by all.
Barbara Nielsen
January 13, 2011
I am so sorry for the loss of Larry. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Last June at Julie's party, I had the privilege to able to get to know Larry. I will never forget that day. Lyn, if you need anything, please let me know.
E. Marie DeShaw
January 13, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Larry's spirt will be missed but I am sure he will live in the hearts of all that have come to know him. Lar has been a friend from childhood with me and so glad we reconnected at one of the reunions years ago. Love and Prayers.
Linda LaBuz Farley
January 13, 2011
Pete and I send our prayers and deepest sympathy to the Oyer family. The times our families spent camping when we were young are special memories. Larry always had a big smile and a kind word at school. He was a thoughtful and giving person and his passing will leave the world a smaller place.
Pete and Connie Hwaszcz Traver
Clermont, Florida
January 13, 2011
To the Oyer Family,
I went to school with Larry at Westmoreland and met up with him once more when I attended our 20th reunion. I am so sorry to hear of his loss. He was always a fun person to be with, lighthearted and full of smiles. May he rest in peace.
Sharon Zimmerman Kintzele
January 13, 2011
Larry was beloved by the staff at the Times Union. I was blessed to have known him. Every encounter with Larry left me feeling better about my day, his warmth, his smile, his attitude were a gift. He will be missed
Audrey Lahoff
January 13, 2011
So sorry to hear about Larry's passing. I knew him from his time on Rock 107. I will never forget his kindness. He truely was a special person with a big heart. God Blee Big Larry. You are gone but definately not forgotten.
Loretta Costelli
January 13, 2011
Big Larry your name will always bring a smile to my face. My condolences to the family. Sincerely William Terwilleger (aka DJ Bill T)
William Terwilleger
January 13, 2011
Lyn,Sara and Jackie,We are so sorry to hear about Larry. I have such great memories of him going back to the elementary days at Okte. What a kind person he was. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Stacey, Kirstin and Makenzie Barry
January 13, 2011
Lyn---Larry was one of the sweetest guys I ever had the pleasure of working with. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers are with you and your family. I have no doubt Larry is God's newest Angel. Peace to you
Jaime Roberts
January 13, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the Oyer family. I had the special opportunity to work near Larry at the Times Union during 2009. He was such a wonderful upbeat person and he always had a kind word. He will be missed.
Tom Maginn
January 13, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the Oyer Family. I only met Larry a few times but I can tell he was a good person. May he live on in all your hearts forever and until you can all be reunited in Heaven. My thoughts, prayers and sincere sympathies are with you all.
God Bless
Mike Pedalino
January 13, 2011
Kathy, so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. You and I were best friends way back in elementary school at Westmoreland. Penny and I lost our sister Linda unexpectedly last Feb. 25th. It still doesn't seem real. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Diane, and your families. Kathy Smith Kotary Endicott, New York
January 13, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Michelle Gregware
January 13, 2011
"Lyn, just heard about Larry. I am so sorry , He was truely a nice person, always so kind. My prayers are with you and your family at this sad time." Your cousin Debbie Fontaine
Deborah Fontaine
January 13, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be during this hard time. Much love goes out to you and your family .
Rachael Rogers
January 13, 2011
my condolences to the Oyer family. truly a great childhood friend.
Dan Brown
January 13, 2011
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