Thomas "Dale" Oakman, 83, of Fort Ashby, W.Va., died Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at home.
Born April 9, 1936, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late George and Vera (Stallings) Oakman.
He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years, Linda (Metty) Oakman; a son-in-law, Bob Piotti; and siblings, Lane Oakman and Gloria Crawford.
Dale was a graduate of Fort Ashby High School.
He was retired from Sony Music Entertainment Inc., having been a warehouse manager.
Dale had been an amateur radio operator for over 50 years.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed time at the family cabin.
Survivors include his two daughters, Terry Lee Blasetto and husband, Chuck, and Debbie Ann Piotti; grandchildren, Melanie Blasetto, Charles Blasetto Jr., Isabella Piotti, Zachary Piotti, Valerie Wisniewski, Chrissy Piotti, and Nick Piotti.
Friends will be received at Upchurch Funeral Home Inc, Fort Ashby, on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The family and friends will then go to Fairview Cemetery, Artemas, Pa., for graveside services.
Dale would want you to come in your casual attire-especially anything camouflage!
Memorial contributions may be made to WVU Medicine Hospice Keyser, 100 Pin Oak Lane, Keyser, WV 26726.
Published on September 17, 2019


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