Oman, Garrity “Big O”

Oman, Garrity “Big O”

November 20, 1947 – August 18, 2015
Age 67, died peacefully in his home with his family by his side on August 18, 2015. He is survived by Margie, beloved wife of 24 years, precious daughter, Kara (Karabear); cherished stepchildren, Charity Unruh, Chad (Michelle) Unruh and Charles Unruh; adored grandchildren, Taylor, Alexander and Austin; loving sisters, Nancy Elsola and Renea Olsen and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Garrity was admired for his incredible sense of style and many hats that he donned with great panache. He had a kind spirit and deep love for his family. He fought a tremendous fight against Parkinson’s Disease for many years. Garrity’s life will be celebrated in the fall at a time and venue yet to be determined. Memorials preferred to the Dorothy Day Center. (Published in Pioneer Press on Aug. 23, 2015)