Irvin W. "Hank" Oyer
June 11, 1927 – July 1, 2018
At the age of 91 Irvin W. Oyer, of Marco Island, Florida, passed in his sleep on July 1, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Marianne, a large family, and an extensive circle of friends. “Captain Hank” started his career in the US Navy serving in both World War II and the Korean War. As a successful real estate broker and businessman, his love of the sea kept him returning to Marco Island, FL where he eventually founded Yacht Services Inc. servicing and selling a variety of marine vessels and electronics. His loyal following of customers and close friends nurtured his continued desire to serve, volunteering for the US Coast Guard Auxiliary performing search and rescue missions while captaining the Fish Hawk and the Mari-O.
Captain Hank will be cremated, and his family and friends are called to a “Celebration of Life Gathering” on Saturday, July 7 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Shipps Landing, 1090 South Collier Blvd, Phase 2 in the social room adjacent to the Phase 2 pool. Ample public parking is available behind the property tennis courts/parking deck.
- Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
- Celebration of Life Gathering Saturday, July 7, 2018
Irvin W. "Hank" Oyer
January 7, 2019
Bugs and Marianne were our neighbors in Riverside, OH for several years. They watched our twins grow up and were the best neighbors a person could ask for. We loved spending evenings with them on their patio over a cold beer and snacks. Marianne always put out something to snack on. Every year on Hank's birthday, I would have a Scotch and water with him.
Hank would tell wonderful stories. But he listened better than he told. His genuine kindness was ever present. We are blessed to have visited with them at Terri's house, just before his passing.
Rest easy, old friend. I will always miss you. Marianne, I offer my sincere condolences. We love you and will continue to pray for you and the entire, wonderful, loving family. Each one of you made it a point to make me, Leah, Jake & Emmy feel as though we a part of your family. For that, we are forever grateful.
July 5, 2018
I worked with Hank and Marianne at Coldwell Banker on Marco. Hank was a true gentleman. Marianne, my prayers are with you.
July 4, 2018
Some of my fondest memories include Hank. I met him shortly after high school when I stayed with my buddy Romey at the Oyer Hilton on Ehret Lane in Marco Island. Hank and Marianne had a revolving door of guests at their home and I am proud to say that I was one of them. Hank took us deep sea fishing on his boat so many times. We always came back happy with plenty of fish and good memories. I still remember the time Romey and I spilled squid bait in his car and he could never remove the smell of it from the car. In typical Hank fashion, he never got upset, he just got another car. I will miss Hank in so many ways - his friendship, guidance, laughter, and his thoughts on everything. The one thing I will miss the most are his stories. I often asked him to write a book about his life. I wished he did, it would have been a best seller. My thoughts and prayers go out to Marianne, Romey, Teri, Rhonda, and all of those whose life was touched by Hank.
July 3, 2018
Hank was like a father to me going way back 35 years when I moved to Marco Island. He was kind, giving, funny, and hard-working. He got me out of many jams .... such as when I got my car stuck on the beach and it took two tow trucks to get me out. He taught me many things from riding a motorcycle to how to deep-sea fish and how to live life to its fullest. Along with Maryanne, we had a blast for the last 35 years from Ehret Lane to 6 th Ave. and anglers Cove. I will miss him so very much 😥