The Obit For Frank O'Mara

Francis O'Mara

Published in Morning Call on August 30, 2012


Francis J. "Frank" O'Mara, 84, of Whitehall Township, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, in the Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit.

He was the husband of Angela (Knauss) O'Mara for the past 58 years. Born in Catasauqua, he was the son of the late Francis and Elizabeth (Martin) O'Mara. He served his country during the Korean War. Upon his completion of duty, he attended Bethlehem Business School where he received an Associates Degree in Accounting.

He was employed by GAC Corporation as an accountant and retired from Chrysler First. During his working career, he was involved with various charitable organizations.

At the age of 15, Francis was signed by the Boston Braves (now the Atlanta Braves) and played two seasons with their minor league. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Francis was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Stiles, as well as its Holy Name Society.

Survivors: Survivors include sisters, Jean Garger, Margaret and husband Charles O'Donnell, and Patricia and husband Ronald Lobus; sisters-in-law Erica Leitgeb, Helen Cassidy, Margaret and husband Stephen Hanner, and Dolores O'Mara, as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, James Patrick O'Mara.

Services: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4th from the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 East 21st St., Northampton, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. in the church. A calling hour will be held on Tuesday form 9 to 10 a.m.

Contributions: Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.