Carlton D. O’Mara, Jr., died attempting to rescue Edward A. Emmel from electric shock, Lyons, New York, September 14, 1981. On a farm, Emmel, 26, was raising the dump bin of a tractor-trailer when the bin came into contact with a 7,200-volt power line overhead, charging him. O’Mara, 22, dairy farmer, ran 200 feet to Emmel and, on coming into contact with him, also received a fatal charge of electricity.
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Carlton Daniel “Danny” O’Mara, Jr., 22, of Auburn, N.Y., died on Sept. 14, 1981, attempting to rescue a man from being electrocuted on a farm in Lyons, N.Y.
O’Mara was born on Sep. 26, 1958, to Carlton O’Mara, Sr., and Arlene Pullen O’Mara. After graduating from Lyons High School in 1976, he worked for three years as a dairy farmer.
O’Mara was active in the showing of Holstein cattle at the Wayne County Fair and was a member of the Wayne County Dairy Judging Team. At one point, he had been named the “Wayne County Outstanding Boy” in the 4-H dairy program.
He was married to Patricia Shattuck O’Mara
(Edited from a published obituary.)