Fanwood – John A. Oatis, 69, passed away at his home on Sunday, June 23, 2013. Born in East Orange, he grew up in Summit and moved to Fanwood in 1977.
John proudly served his country with the US Army in Germany during the Vietnam Era. He graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Following a long career in the insurance industry, he was most recently employed as a real estate agent with ERA Suburb Realty in Scotch Plains. He was a longtime member of the Fanwood Rescue Squad, having joined in 1978. He was also a member of Fanwood Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie S. Oatis; his son, Keith A. Oatis and his wife Brandi of Seymour, CT; his daughter, Holly A. Oatis of New York; his mother, Dorothy M. Oatis of Summit, NJ; his brother, Richard W. Oatis of Howell, NJ; and his two beloved grandchildren, Finlay and Drake.
A Memorial Service will be held at Fanwood Presbyterian Church July 13th at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fanwood Rescue Squad or Clean Ocean Action. Arrangements are by Memorial Funeral Home in Fanwood.