Michael R. (Obe) Obleman, age 70, life resident of Pulaski since 1972, passed away Wednesday at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse. Michael was born April 1, 1948, in Pulaski, the son of William J. and Louise F. Runion Obleman. He moved to North Syracuse at the age of four and graduated North Syracuse Central High School in 1967. Michael enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in August 1967 and served until August 1971. He saw duty in Chu Lai, Vietnam from 1969 until 1970 where he was awarded the Purple Heart. Michael married Nancy E. Condon in May 1969 before being deployed to Vietnam. Honorably discharged from the US Marine Corps he enlisted in the New York Air National Guard in 1973. He was employed with the 174th Tactical Fighter Wing and served in Desert Storm in 1991. Michael retired in February 2000 as a CMSgt in the munition section.
Michael was a member of the Ringgold Fire Department in Pulaski for 21 years, serving as chief from 1986-1987. He was a member of the American Legion Robert Edwards Post #358 for 46 years.
Surviving are his wife Nancy, three children, Michael R. Obleman Jr. (Stacey) of Cicero, Lorianne E. Quig (Trevor) of Brewerton and John W. Obleman (Sandra) of Mexico, known as Papa to his five grandchildren, Adrianna and Alexander Quig, Meghan Obleman, and Seamus and Liam Obleman. Michael was predeceased by his brother, William J Obleman Jr. in 1992.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, December 27th at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, 23 Niagara St., Pulaski with a spring burial with military honors in Richland Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 26th at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.
Donations may be made in Michael’s memory to Gigi’s Playhouse, 5885 Circle Drive #250, Cicero, NY 13039 or to Make-A-Wish of CNY, 5005 Campuswood Drive, East Syracuse, NY 13057.