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Obituary: Omer J. LeBlanc, 89, of Salem

The obituary for Omer J. LeBlanc, 89, of Salem.

Omer LeBlanc, 89, of Salem.
Omer LeBlanc, 89, of Salem.
Omer J. LeBlanc, 89 of Salem and formerly of Lynn, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a brief illness. He was the husband of Louise M. (Kimball) LeBlanc with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.

Born and raised in Lynn, he was the son of the late Alderic and Georgine (LeBlanc) LeBlanc. Omer began working for General Electric, at a young age, prior to his enlistment in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He served in Germany with the 26th Infantry Ordnance and with the Army Ski Team. Following his tour of duty he returned to General Electric and continued working as a machinist in the turbine engine division in Lynn until his retirement in 1992.

Omer was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, camping, swimming and skiing. He skied into his 85th year and over the years he delighted teaching children how to swim. He was a member of the Lynn Snow Chasers and was a life time member of the Franco American War Vets Post 507 of Lynn. A resident of Salem for the past fifty years, he was a member of St. James Parish.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Laura M. Davis and her husband Lawrence of Danvers, Lisa D. Martin of Salem, two sons, Jeffrey O. LeBlanc and his wife Karen of Lynn, Lawrence D. LeBlanc and his wife Kelly of Sandown, NH, a brother Eric ‘Archie’ LeBlanc and his wife Barbara of Tennessee, two sisters, Loretta Cormier of Lynn and Florence DeSoto of Raymond, NH. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Debra Ann Gillooly, Alysha & Brittany LeBlanc, Michael & Kristopher Martin, Kristina Davis and Shane LeBlanc, 4 great-grandchildren, Joshua, John & Jacob Gillooly and Sophia Andino, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased his daughter Debra Ann LeBlanc and by his brothers, Leo ‘Blackie’, Gerald, Herve ‘Muscle’ and Clarence.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St. [Rt. 114 / 1-A] Salem on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 8:45 A.M. to be followed by his funeral mass in St. James Church, 156 Federal St., Salem at 10:00 A.M. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be on Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Burial will be in St. Jean Cemetery, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. MA/NH Chapter, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For guestbook and additional information, please visit www.LevesqueFunerals.com

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