Jimmy O'Mara

Month 31, 2008

James L. O'Mara, 75, of Syracuse, passed away Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. A lifetime Syracuse resident and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He retired from the Syracuse Police Department after 23 years of service. He was a member of the Syracuse PBA and Valley American Legion Post #1468. Jim and his wife enjoyed winters in Sarasota, FL.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Marilyn (Dodge) O'Mara; five children, Patricia (James) Saturno of Syracuse, Steven (Lisa) of Ohio, Timothy (Janice) of Syracuse, Colleen (David) Sakran of Syracuse and Tom of Syracuse; seven grandchildren, Erica and Anthony Saturno, Ashley and Aubrey O'Mara, and Kristen, Meghan and Brian O'Mara; two sisters, Patricia Menapace and Rose Mary Bronchetti, both of FL; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Holy Family Church. Burial in LaFayette Rural Cemetery. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 3700 W. Genesee St.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of the MICU at St. Joseph's Hospital for the care of Jim. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.