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David W. Oram, age 80, of Lynn, died Thursday in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Catherine C. (Brown) Oram. Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Ernest and Marjorie (Tracey) Oram. He was raised in Marblehead, and had lived in Lynn for the greater part of his life.
David served in the United States Coast Guard during the Korean Conflict. He was the owner of Wilbur Tracey Associates in Gloucester for over 30 years. A mason, he was a member of the former Bethlehem Lodge, AF & AM. He loved to play cribbage, and enjoyed golfing, bowling and camping. He loved to spend time with his family, and never missed a sporting event. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchidlren were his world.
He is survived by three children, Scott Oram and his wife Linda, Deborah Stevens and her companion, Michael Bryson, and Gretchen Leone and her husband, Bill; nine grandchildren, Christopher Oram and his wife, Laura, Katie Oram and her companion, Jermaine Patterson, Mandy Hart and her husband, Bryen, Courtney Leone and her companion, Richard Williams III, David Stevens and Derek Stevens, Shannon, Tracy, Brian Mishel; five great-grandchildren, Debbie Mishel, Lily Oram, Jacob Oram, Richard Williams IV and Corey Williams; his sister-in-law; Beverly Oram; as well as two nieces and one nephew. He was the brother of the late Alan Oram.
His funeral will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Solimine Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St. (Rt 1A), Lynn. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Those who prefer may make donations to Huntington’s Disease Society, P.O. Box 14, Suite 203A, Chelmsford, MA 01824. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.
Published on  November 11, 2017
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