Obituary: Clyde O’Bar Sr.

Clyde O’Bar Sr.
Clyde O’Bar Sr.

WOODBURY — Clyde O’Bar, Sr., of Woodbury, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Oct. 9, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. He was born on Aug. 22, 1943, in Waterbury, to Frank and Georgia Corey O’Bar. He attended school in East Corinth, Maine.

He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Cheryl Stockwell O’Bar; a son, Clyde O’Bar, Jr., and his wife, Caroline, of Middlebury; a daughter, Cynthia Halloran and her husband, Richard, of Prospect; a daughter, Donna Wilde and her husband, Timothy, of Naugatuck; his stepchildren, Michelle Cole, and her husband James, of Antrim, N.H., Sherri Cole of Woodbury, Jason Carroll and his wife, Michelle, of Bethlehem. He also leaves eight grandchildren, Carrie, Cameron, and Victoria O’Bar; Gregory and Megan Halloran; Zachary, Maxwell and Ciera Wilde; and a great-grandson, Alexander Wilde. Along with his seven step-grandchildren, Molly, James, and Joey Cole; Ashley and Justin Cole; and, Alyssa and Savanna Carroll. Clyde is also survived by two brothers, Carroll and Carlson O’Bar, as well as many more family members on both he and Cheryl’s side. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Cecil, Calvin and Carey O’Bar.

He was a small engine mechanic at Sears and at Schmidt’s and Serafine’s at which he retired from in 2005. Clyde had also owned and operated CNA Stove Shop and Small Engine Repair in Naugatuck for several years. He was a master at fixing anything that came his way. In his younger years, he had a love for snowmobiling and especially loved the grass drags. Later on he had a passion for going to auctions with his father-in-law, Charles “Chick” Stockwell. He also leaves behind his two loving dogs, Lily and Molly, whom he spoiled by giving them a ride in his truck every day, even if it was only around the block. They will surely miss him.

Clyde’s family would like to thank all of the compassionate nurses at VITAS Healthcare, who took good care of him.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at 12 p.m. at 48 Peter Road, Woodbury. Munson Lovetere Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to: VITAS Healthcare, 199 Park Road Ext., Ste. 102, Middlebury, CT 06762.

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