VIRGINIA BEACH-Michael Allen Oyer died on August 5, 2012 after a long and courageous battle with ALS. Mike was born on August 14, 1960 in Quonset Point, Rhode Island to Mike and Carol Oyer. When Michael’s dad got out of the Navy, they moved to Geneva, NY where he attended school. He graduated from Geneva High School in 1978. He joined the Navy under the delayed entry program in December of 1978. He became a part of the elite Navy SEAL team in February 1979. He retired from the Navy in March 2003. Mike’s greatest achievements were his family and his career as a Navy SEAL. His career took him to places all over the world.
He is predeceased by his brother, Timothy J. Oyer and his sister, Carrie A. Oyer and his maternal and paternal grandparents. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Valerie (Valentino) Oyer, his sons Joshua M. Oyer and Zachary J. Oyer, his daughter Emily R. Oyer, his parents Mike & Carol Oyer, brother Jonathon P. Oyer, his nephew Justin P. Oyer, his in-laws Anthony and Mary Jane Valentino, Michelle and Eric Hemmings, Steve Valentino and several cousins, nieces and nephews and his faithful dog, Star.
Mike was a member of the UDT/SEAL Association, the American Legion, the Sons of the American Legion, the VFW, the Knights of Columbus and the C.J. Folger Hook and Ladder Fire Department.
A memorial mass will be held on Friday, August 10 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church on Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Frog Hollow Warriors ALS Walk team at http://web.alsa.org/goto/mikeoyer.
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