Stephen J. Oremus, 84, of Whippany passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on December 14, 2021. Born and raised in Newark, N. J. he was the oldest son of Stephen and Lucille (Palmisano) Oremus. Steve attended Arts High School and then Capri Beauty School where he trained to begin his career as a hairdresser. He eventually opened his own salon- O’Hair- in both Summit and Clinton NJ.
Steve was the beloved husband of 52 years to Adele (nee Vinci) Oremus. He was the loving father of Stephen Oremus and Justin Bohon, Tara Whitla and Ben, and Glenn Oremus and Kim. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Sydney, Beckett, Fiona, Calvin and Skylar. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will miss him dearly.
He married Adele in 1969, and worked tirelessly to build a beautiful life for his family. He and Adele moved to West Caldwell, NJ before settling in Livingston, NJ where they lived for over 30 years and raised their children. He and Adele moved to Whippany in 1999.
Steve loved his family, his work, and meeting people. He was born to socialize and could talk to anyone. He loved to connect with people, to make jokes and laugh, and made friends everywhere he went. He exuded joy- and always had an entertaining story or tidbit of information to share. He was a unique and wonderful character. If you knew him you loved him. His colorful and ebullient energy will live on with us forever.
Steve also proudly served his country in the United States Marines from 1954 to 1962 and was a member of the L/Cpl Robert J. Slattery Marine Corps League Detachment #206 in Whippany, NJ.
Steve will be interred on December 29th in a private cemetery military service. A memorial service to remember Steve will be held at a future date. Please hold Steve and his family in your prayers until we are able to gather in person to celebrate his life.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Semper Fi & America’s Fund– who provide direct resources and support for wounded, ill and injured service members and their families.