James S. Ober, 87, a Carson City resident for the past 13 years, died Dec. 11, 2005, in Reno. He was born Nov. 2, 1918, in Clemence, Kan., to Ralph and Lottie Stephenson Ober.
Before moving to Carson City, he lived at South Lake Tahoe.
Mr. Ober was a machinist and a demolition expert. He worked in demolition at South Lake Tahoe and was known as "Boom Boom." He was a past member of the Toastmasters at South Lake Tahoe.
He enjoyed hiking, writing poetry and once made a four foot in diameter Nevada State Seal out of pine cones, displayed at the corner of Kingsbury and Highway 50 for many years.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II as a radio man. He served in the Pacific Theater and spent time on Okinawa.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
Among his survivors are sister-in-law Lois Ober of Carson City and numerous nieces and nephews.
Capitol City Cremation & Burial Society is in charge of arrangements.