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Roy W. Ohmes
March 29, 1937 ~ January 11, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Roy W. Ohmes of Denton, MD, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2024. He was 86 years old.
Roy was born on March 29, 1937, to Ernest and Johanna Ohmes in Brooklyn, New York and spent most of his adult life in New Haven Connecticut. Roy joined the Air Force from 1955-1959 as a special vehicle mechanic. Roy worked for Pratt Whitney and retired after 45 years as an Aircraft mechanical engineer. In the 1980’s, Roy built one of the first homes on his street in the golden gate area of Naples Florida. He used that house and a huge garage to store his cars. Roy also had a house in Fort Myers.
Roy married Charlotte Wade In 2004 at the age of 65. He took one look and her and knew instantly that his 65 years of bachelor life was over. Along with Charlotte, Roy acquired a ready-made family, son Randy Jones and daughter Debbie Brobst (Wayne), many grandchildren, great grandchildren and even great great grandchildren.
Roy was an avid collector of 1955 T-birds, but his pride and joy was his 1932 Duesenberg. What a beauty. It had the reputation in Florida as the “Naples Car”. Because of Roy’s illness it became increasingly difficult to continue to maintain so he put it up for sale. The man who bought the Duesenberg continued to restore it to its natural beauty. Once the car was completed, the new owner sent Roy a video of the car at its finest. Last year the car was put up for auction and the highest bid was ginormous. Roy was elated! He was actually able to view the auction online after the sale. His car was the featured highlight of the auction.
After Charlotte passed away in 2022, Roy finally moved up to Maryland in July 2023 to be closer to his family. It was a blessing for the family to have him closer so they could give him the support that he needed.
Roy fought a long hard battle with Parkinson Disease which was physically debilitating but his mental status at the end was impeccable. His memory was amazing, he never let the disease win over his mind. Roy had a variety of hobbies. Tennis, swimming, checkers, puzzles, sci-fi TV, car magazines, coin collecting, and he was the master of Rummikub.
We are going to miss Roy, but now is free from pain and can go on to his next life in heaven with his lovely wife Charlotte.
If friends and family wish to send memorial donations in Mr. Roy Ohmes memory, the family suggests sending them to the Parkinson Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Ste 1509, New York, NY 10018 (www.parkinson.org).
There will be a Memorial Service for Roy at 10:45 on Thursday, January 25th, in the Crownsville Veterans Cemetery Chapel, located at 1122 Sunrise Beach Road in Crownsville, MD 21032.