Robert ‘Bobby’ Ohmann

Robert “Bobby” Ohmann, 90, of Saranac Lake, passed away on Nov. 15, 2022 of natural causes.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years in 2012.

Robert is survived by his three children, Bruce, Sheila (husband Kenneth) and Kyle (wife Lori) as well as 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Robert was born on May 20, 1932 in Saranac Lake to Anna and Fredrick Ohmann. He had three sisters, Virginia, Eileen and Valeita, and one brother, Richard. As a youngster, he was very mischievous and ended up having many accidents and getting into countless fights.

He married Mary Aubin on Sept. 27, 1952 and worked most of his adult life at the village of Saranac Lake in various positions, including supervisor and purchasing agent. He also served in the National Guard for 35 years in the 10th Mountain Division. On most weekends you would find him on the water fishing or in the woods hunting deer. He also enjoyed spending time with Mary’s brothers and sisters. Robert and Mary were always involved in their childrens’ and grandchildrens’ lives and were very proud of all of them. They even drove to Florida and North Carolina a couple of times a year to spend time with them.

Robert suffered a massive heart attack (like his father) at age 55 but survived for 35 years thanks to all of his talented doctors and other medical staff.

He was also an avid self-taught carpenter. He completely remodeled their home and was constantly building furniture and other items. His granddaughters were especially proud of the doll cradles that he built for them.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, 20 Church St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983. Calling hours will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home with a memorial service at 4 p.m. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Family and friends wishing to remember Robert “Bobby” Ohmann can make memorial contributions to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home. Family and friends can also share a memory, send a condolence or sign the online guest book at www.fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.