Omer A. Livernois Jr. formerly of Virginia Beach passed away on Monday, August 7, 2023.
Born on October 5, 1932 in Brunswick, Maine, he was the son of the late Omer A. Livernois, Sr. and Velzora Debeck Livernois. He was also preceded in death by a sister Constance J. Carlson, and a daughter Dianne M. Slifer.
He is survived by his bride of 70 years Anne Livernois; two daughters, Susan Couch and her husband Cullen; Linda Livernois; a son Craig Livernois and his wife Paula; and Dianne’s husband Howard Slifer; and by seven grandchildren, Sean Slifer, Nathan Slifer, Corey Sethi, Rachel Hine, Jenna Livernois, Christopher Livernois, and Luke Giancola; and four great grandchildren, Conner Sethi, Ajay Sethi, Blake Slifer, and Laura Slifer.
During his youth Omer was involved in his community by first having a paper route. He was also in the Boy Scouts ascending to the highest level as an Eagle Scout. He served his country for 23 years in the United States Navy, retiring in 1974 after working his way up through the ranks from an enlisted man to Lieutenant Commander. He was a Vietnam veteran having done two tours of duty on the USS Newport News (CA148). His last duty station was Naval SATCOM facility Northwest where he was the commanding officer.
During his military service, he also learned to fly and eventually received his commercial pilot single and multi-engine land, instrument pilot and flight instructor licenses. He loved going to the airport to “kick tires” and acted as a mentor to anyone interested in aviation.
A longtime resident of Lake Smith Terrace, he served as president of the Civic League and was loved by his neighbors for his myriad skills with any and all types of repairs. Most days after retiring, you could find this master woodworker in his workshop fashioning beautiful things from picture frames to furniture as well as repairing treasured heirlooms. He was a lifelong learner, an avid reader, and enjoyed debating philosophy with anyone who was willing to engage him in conversation.
With sparkling blue eyes, and an impish grin, he loved a good joke and told funny stories. His family will miss him deeply.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Omer’s name to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) foundation: https://foundation.aopa.org/