Stanley O’Blige, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 31.
Oblige was born in Newark, New Jersey on September 12, 1935. He was a Long Island Railroad inspector.
He is survived by his wife, Willie Lee O’Blige; sons, Stanley O’Blige (Yuko) and Tybee O’Blige (Connie); stepchildren, Keith Fogg, Michelle Gattison, and Andre Fogg; grandchildren, Imani O’Blige, Jabari O’Blige, Sharif O’Blige and Isa O’Blige; sibling, Eva Jefferson; two sisters-in-laws, two brothers-inlaws; godson, Christopher Wilkerson; goddaughter, Kayal Elisa Chambers; friends, Sister Minnie Afari, Doris Wilkerson, Yvonne John and Lillian McQueen.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment took place at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, New York.