William W. “Woody” Oman Jr., 90, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  William Woodrow “Woody” Oman Jr., 90, formerly of Pierrepont Manor and LaFargeville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at the Samaritan Keep Home where had resided since 2016.

There will be a graveside service with military honors in the spring in Fairview Cemetery in Rodman, NY. There are no calling hours.

Arrangements are with the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown.

He was the brother to twin sisters Bonnie Wilson deceased and Nancy Dailor in California.

He was born June 27, 1929, in Chicago, IL, a son of William Woodrow Oman Sr and Katherine.

As a child he delivered newspapers and fixed his neighbors flashlights for cookies.

He served as Veteran CPL in USAR 3 years in North Korean War

He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Earth Science which he taught in Boonville, NY, for many years, as well as was a Scout Master for Troop 13 in Boonville. He taught old fashion teaching as he prepared many hours before and after classes and enjoyed teaching his students. He took his teaching very serious was best teacher at that time. Many loved him then and to this day.

He worked at Blount Lumber Company and Gibbs and MacIlvennie in the reconditioning department.

Woody was a U.S. Certified Power Squadron (Piloting) as was his father and was certified in Electronic Technology. He was licensed with FCC Citizens Radio Station. Certified member of Alpha Sigma Omicron State Journalistic Fraternity

He was a speaker at Presbyterian Church in Watertown, NY, and was awarded 1st place for 3 years.

He participated in Pierrepont Manor Improvement Club and Senior Citizens and taught Autistic children in his home.

He was knowledgeable in photography, astronomy, astrology, meteorology, and chemistry.

He enjoyed his double canoe, camping, playing piano, accordion, harmonica (also in local jamborees), snowmobiling (had 1st snowmobile in Bonneville), ice fishing, chess, laser lights and drawing (stars)

He was a resident at Samaritan Keep Home for almost 4 years. He was known and loved by many for his kind and gentle spirit and piano playing and drawings. Many thanks to you all.

He was a lifetime best friend (brother) to George D. Petrie and a very special part of our family. He was loved much and will be missed.

Online condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.