Of Washington, DC, trade negotiator 75, passed
on April 27, 2019.
Born in Catonsville, Md. to John and Mary O’Mara on
November 5, 1943. Joe married Susan Owens on August 27, 1966. A graduate
of the University of Maryland, Joe joined the Foreign Agricultural Service of
the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1966, retiring as a member of the Senior
Foreign Service achieving the rank of Career Minister. Joe’s storied FAS
career included postings in Brazil, Argentina and Switzerland and concluded as
Counsel for International Affairs to the Secretary of Agriculture, concurrently
serving as the Special Trade Negotiator for Agriculture for both the Uruguay
Round of the GATT and the NAFTA. In 1995 Joe founded the international
consulting firm O’Mara and Associates. Above all else, Joe was a devoted
husband, father and grandfather and dearly loved and cherished his time with
family and the many friends he made around the world.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents and sister
Jill Burke. Loving Husband
of Susan, Beloved father of Ella (Paul) Miklich of Leesburg, VA, Stephen (Erin)
O’Mara of Maplewood, NJ and Matthew (Stephanie) O’Mara of Silver Spring, MD.
Also survived by ten beautiful grandchildren Hannah,
Devin, Jack, William, Meghan, Colin, Katie, Joey, Charlotte and Johnny and
siblings John, Gerald, James and Mary Elizabeth and many nieces and
Relatives and friends are invited to visit at Church of the
Annunciation, 3810 Mass Ave NW,
Washington, DC on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 10 am until time of Christian burial
at 11a.m. Interment is private.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pediatric
Congenital Heart Associationhttp://conqueringchd.org/ or Children’s
Hospital of Michigan Foundation http://chmfoundation.org/ would be