Salem — Omer J. LeBlanc, 89, of Salem and formerly of Lynn, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, following a brief illness. He was the husband of Louise M. (Kimball) LeBlanc, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.
Born and raised in Lynn, he was the son of the late Alderic and Georgine (LeBlanc) LeBlanc. Omer began working for General Electric, at a young age, prior to his enlistment in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He served in Germany with the 26th Infantry Ordnance and with the Army Ski Team. Following his tour of duty, he returned to General Electric and continued working as a machinist in the turbine engine division in Lynn until his retirement in 1992.
Omer was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, camping, swimming and skiing. He skied into his 85th year and over the years he delighted teaching children how to swim. He was a member of the Lynn Snow Chasers and was a lifetime member of the Franco American War Vets Post 507 of Lynn. A resident of Salem for the past 50 years, he was a member of St. James Parish.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Laura M. Davis and her husband, Lawrence of Danvers, Lisa D. Martin of Salem; two sons, Jeffrey O. LeBlanc and his wife, Karen of Lynn, Lawrence D. LeBlanc and his wife, Kelly of Sandown, N.H.; a brother, Eric ‘Archie’ LeBlanc and his wife, Barbara of Tennessee; two sisters, Loretta Cormier of Lynn and Florence DeSoto of Raymond, N.H. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Debra Ann Gillooly, Alysha and Brittany LeBlanc, Michael and Kristopher Martin, Kristina Davis and Shane LeBlanc; four great-grandchildren, Joshua, John and Jacob Gillooly and Sophia Andino, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased his daughter, Debra Ann LeBlanc and by his brothers, Leo ‘Blackie,' Gerald, Herve ‘Muscle’ and Clarence.