George William O’Meara, 79 years old, of Ocoee, Florida passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Hospice of the Comforter Florida Hospital Connected Care in Altamonte Springs, Florida after a hard-fought, 16-month battle with leukemia.
George was born on October 6, 1937 to Thomas Thedford and Flora Hazel Smith O’Meara in Charleston, West Virginia. Soon after, his family moved to Orlando, Florida where George attended Howard Middle School and Edgewater High School. He went on to work full time at a dental company and later established his own business, Central Florida Dental Supply Company which he operated until two weeks up to his death, coordinating deliveries. George shared his hunting hobby with son, Todd and enjoyed weekends at hunting camps across Florida. He was also an avid gun collector and history buff. Along with his work and hobbies, it was spending time with his family that gave George the most joy.
George will be fondly remembered by his wife: Jeanette, children: Todd and his wife Asa, Shannon and Sarah Jean, brother and sister-in law: Mike and Jean, and nieces and nephews. He is also grandfather to Mallory, Cornelia, Amanda, William and Eleanor. He will be greatly missed by both family and friends.
The family of George wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all the nurses, doctors and staff at Florida Hospital South, Florida Cancer Specialist and FHCI Radiation Oncology who provided care and support. Special thanks to Jean O’Meara who accompanied George on all of his chemotherapy, radiation and blood transfusions appointments. We are forever grateful.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at St. Andrew Catholic Church at 10:00 AM with Father Leo Hodges officiating.