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Charles Joseph O'Mara
Viewing: May 6, 2019 (Monday) from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Service: May 6, 2019 (Monday) at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Church of the Annunciation, 3810 Mass Ave NW, Washington, DC

Charles Joseph“JOE”O’Mara,

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 nephews. 

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 Association or Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation would be appreciated. 

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