Richard M. Oakley

Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Former Juneau resident Richard M. "Rick" Oakley of New Milford, Pa., died Sept. 2, 2006. He was 50.

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He was born Feb. 10, 1956, in Binghamton, N.Y.

He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard with more than 20 years of service. He achieved the rank of chief warrant officer and worked as a senior chief gunner's mate. He was part of the U.S. Coast Guard competitive shooting team and won several awards for marksmanship. He earned good conduct awards and numerous other commendations and medals during his time in the service.

He loved nature. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed gardening, beekeeping and especially hunting and competitive shooting, his family said. He was buried next to his parents in the New Milford cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Maude Elbrecht Oakley; and one brother, Doug Oakley.

He is survived by his three sisters, Rebecca Sedor, of Binghamton, N.Y., Randy Wilmott and her husband, Shawn, of Georgetown, Ky., and Michele Baker her husband, Mac, of Windsor, N.Y.; 11 nieces and nephews; and many good friends. He also had a faithful canine companion, Bo.



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