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.