b. 22 Dec 1922
d. 20 Mar 2007
from Foster's online obituaries
Omer "Rocky" Mountain, 84, of 22 Crosswind Lane, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a period of declining health.
He was born on Dec. 22, 1922, in Dexter, Maine, and was the son of the late Orie J. and Elva L. (Bunker) Mountain. He was raised in Biddeford, Maine, attending schools in that community.
During World War II, he served with the U.S. Coast Guard, seeing action in the Pacific Theater aboard the USS Allentown (PF-52), escorting convoys and patrolling the waters off New Guinea, as well as participating in the Morotai landing and also the reinforcement of Leyte.
After the war, he returned and owned and operated several businesses in the area, including the Jiffy Diner, Hotel Hampshire, Wagon Wheel Restaurant, and the Dial a Ride Cab Company that catered to the elderly.
He was active in the community, where he was a past member of the Kiwanis Club, The Elks, Lions Club and Rotary Club.
After retiring in the mid 1980s, he spent his summers on Great Cranberry Island off the coast of Bar Harbor, where he spent his summers as a young boy with his maternal grandparents, Benaiah and Josie (Stanley) Bunker.
With Omer's experience with restaurants, he always had and developed a passion for cooking and was well renowned for his excellent culinary ability, which was enjoyed by many family and friends. When on the Great Cranberry Island, family would always look forward to the lobster dinners.
An avid Red Sox fan, he was thankful that he finally got to see them win the World Series in 2004.
Family members include his wife of 59 years, Annette (Smith) Mountain of Rochester; a son, Ronald Mountain of Strafford; nieces and nephews, friends, and his extended family, which include his dear friends, Bonnie L. Kenaley, and her sons, Christopher and Shawn.
Following his wishes there will be no calling hours. Graveside committal services with full military honors will be held at the convenience of the family in the spring at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Rochester.
The family respectfully declines flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or the National Wildlife Foundation or to the charity of one's choice.
To view and sign the online guest book in Omer's name visit www.bernierfuneralhome.com.
The Bernier Funeral Home, 49 South St., Somersworth, N.H., has been entrusted with final arrangements.
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