O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

David Oakes

Mr. David Oakes, 84, of Salamanca, NY, died early Wednesday morning, November 18, 2020 at Olean General Hospital following a short illness.

Born January 12, 1936 in Salamanca, NY, he was the son of the late John Oakes and Gladys Ames French. He was married on March 18, 1961 in Ellicottville, NY to the former Eleanor Mett, who survives.

He was a graduate of Salamanca High School, Class of 1954 and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Alaska.

Mr. Oakes had been employed in the maintenance department of the Cattaraugus County Office Building in Little Valley, NY for over 20 years, retiring in 1996. He had previously been employed with the Cattaraugus County Bridge Crew and Morrow Brothers Hardware in Little Valley.

He enjoyed spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and camping, and was a handyman who enjoyed doing carpentry and woodworking.

Surviving besides his wife are: a daughter, Melanie (Todd Reese) Trummer, Little Valley, NY; a son, Steven (Sheri Ambuske) Oakes, Salamanca, NY; three granddaughters, Heather Parker, TX, Amanda Hess, TX, Makenzie Oakes, Salamanca, NY; two grandsons, Ryan Trummer, Salamanca, NY, Cody Hebdon, Springville, NY; two great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Moore, TX, Brian Moore, TX.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Vicki Sue Hess, a granddaughter, Christie Sue Trummer, and two brothers, John Oakes and Paul Oakes.

There will be no visitation.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.