January 28, 1930 to March 22, 2013
Omar was the third generation born in the small town of Taft, California on January 28, 1930, the second child of Juanita York Scarborough and Omar George (Bud) Scarborough.
Omar graduated from Taft Union High School in 1948 and soon enlisted in the US Navy.
He was honorably discharged from the Navy after a four year tour of duty that included time in Korea.
1952, he enrolled at San Bernardino Valley College where he received his BA Degree. He was very athletic and enjoyed the sports in Track and Field. He won several medals with the Javelin and Discus Throw.
1954, he moved to San Diego and enrolled at San Diego State College where he received his BS degree in Business Management. A year before graduation, General Dynamics, Convair,San Diego, had their eyes on Omar as their key person in Quality Assurance. So, immediately after graduation, he was hired as the Manager of Quality Assurance. He continued with the Aerospace Company until they began closing their doors, when there were no longer government contracts in California.
In 1964, Omar was offered a management position with Hycon in Monrovia, California. Hycon, was a high-tech company involved in “Topographical Reconnaissance Photography”, a process that enhanced the technology of government Reconnaissance Planes. Hycon later became Actron and was eventually merged with MacDonald Douglas in Huntington Beach. Omar was offered the position of Director of Quality Assurance and held this leadership position until his retirement in 1995. Omar continued as their consultant for many years after his official retirement.
Omar is survived by his wife, Gay, his two sons, Dan Scarborough of Lake Tahoe, California and David Scarborough of Stockton, California, and sister, Loretta Wheeler of Taft, California. He also left behind two sister in laws, Jean Scarborough, of Taft, and Imogene Scarborough, of Bakersfield, as well as many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-laws and loving family and friends.
Omar was blessed with the Gift of Leadership and Managerial Skills and was also blessed with the mechanical ability to fix anything he encountered. This skill led to his collection of antique clocks and a clock repair shop.
Omar also was a skilled craftsman and enjoyed buying “fixer-upper” homes where he could renovate and develop a beautiful family home.
Omar’s hobbies were fishing, camping, traveling, exploring, snow skiing, entertaining family and friends.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, April 8, 2013, at 10:00am at 570 N. Garey Avenue, Pomona, California followed by Graveside services at the Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA.