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IN MEMORIAM: Frederick Obermeyer, 73;

Vietnam Vet, Worked At Oneonta Schools

 COOPERSTOWN – Frederick John Obermeyer, Sr., 73, of Cooperstown, a Vietnam veteran who worked for Oneonta City Schools, died Nov. 6, 2017, at Bassett Hospital, surrounded by his family.

He was born March 19, 1944, in St. Albans, Queens, son of Frederick and Gloria (Cook) Obermeyer.

After graduating from high school, Fred enlisted in the Navy on Aug. 29, 1963.  He served his country during the Vietnam War, with his last assignment being aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63).  He received his honorable discharge Aug. 25, 1965, and completed his reserve obligation Nov. 27, 1967.

On Oct. 28, 1967, Fred married Camilla S. Gaynor in a ceremony at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Lake Ronkonkoma on Long Island.

After moving from Long Island to Cooperstown, he was employed as a custodian for the Oneonta City School District.

Fred was a lifelong and devoted Mets fan. He loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren as well as his extended family of nieces and nephews. Some of his hobbies included fishing, playing cards and watching baseball.

Fred is survived by his wife of 50 years, Camilla S. Obermeyer of Cooperstown; three daughters and son, Melissa Obermeyer of Cooperstown, Kimberly Seigle and husband, David, of Richfield Springs, and Robin Tabor and husband, Bud, of  Cooperstown, and Frederick J. Obermeyer, Jr. of Cooperstown; two grandchildren, Brian David Seigle and Camilla Hope Tabor; brother Frank Obermeyer and wife, Dawn; sister Robin Sippel and husband, Brian. Also, his brother-in-law Jerome Gaynor, sister-in-law Margaret Pena-Gaynor and nieces and nephews Brian Sippel, Jr., Jaime Obermeyer, Ralph Pena, Sue Pena, Kathy Trinidad, Diane Longo, and Christopher Pena survive Fred.

He is predeceased by his parents Frederick and Gloria Obermeyer and nephew Frank Obermeyer, Jr.

Family and friends are welcome to pay their respects beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut St. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ronald Fralick officiating.

Burial with military honors will follow in Hartwick Seminary Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS,66675 and Susquehanna Animal Shelter, 4841 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY  13326.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.




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