Edwin (Quill) Carl Oyer Lieutenant USN (RET) passed away at the young age of 91 late last month.
He was preceded by his parents Edwin and Lucille Oyer.
A graduate of Woodbridge, New Jersey High School, he accumulated many college credits.
He was an avid political student, prolific writer and a 67-year Mason.
His 22 years active service in the United States Navy ending with retirement in 1973 was accomplished in pay grades E-1 through O-3 in the field of underwater mines.
He was a survivor of the Hydrogen bomb test Operation Castle on the Enewetak Proving Grounds in the Marshall Islands.
Quill had tours on the USS Minotaur (ARL-15) Landing Craft Repair Ship, USS Shea (DM-30) Destroyer Minelayer, duty stations all over the USA and oversea including Guam, Italy, Scotland, Iceland and more we will never know about.
After his family, the Navy was always his passion.
He retired two more times, from the Automotive repair sector and finally after 17 years as a self-employed businessman spreading his wisdom and cheer from Williamsburg to Newport News VA.
Upon retiring the last time, he devoted much of his time to local, state and national government business.
He was an avid Gardner, a great Mole Hunter, Mechanic extraordinar and a master Devil’s advocate to say the least.
His Legacy lives on through his lifetime wife Marion as well as his sons Brian(Joy), Steven(Norma), third generation grandson Brandon (Jill) forth generation great grandson Andrew and great grandchildren Dana & Matthew Morrison.
He is survived by his brothers William “Bill”, Ronald “Ron”(Angela), many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Avalon Center in Williamsburg, VA.