Naomi L. “Gnome” Dyer, age 68, of Clinton, NY, passed away unexpectedly at home on July 15, 2020. Naomi was born in Johnson City, NY on January 25, 1952 to the late James A. and Phyllis Burgess Dyer. She graduated from Harpursville Central School in 1969, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education/Educational Psychology from SUNY Oneonta in 1973. She taught first grade in New Berlin, NY for eight years, before returning to school at SUNY Binghamton, where she helped develop and managed a microprocessor lab, earning a Master of Science degree in Computer Software Systems Engineering in 1980. Naomi worked for PAR Technology in Rome and New Hartford, NY as a software engineer, on projects for the Air Force Research Laboratory developing early multi-sensor exploitation capabilities. She also helped develop the operating system for PAR’s first-generation point-of-sale systems, used by MacDonald’s and Taco Bell. Later, she worked for GE Aerospace in Utica, on infrared sensor systems for the F-14 and F-22 fighters, and for SAIC and Lockheed Martin at AFRL in Rome, where she was a subject matter expert in the Air Force’s Theater Battle Management Core System, used to plan and execute air operations worldwide. Naomi collected garden gnomes, and enjoyed cooking, cake decorating, yoga, model trains, crossword puzzles and mystery books, movies, and television shows. She named all of her cars, including “Pickle”, a green Pinto she owned in the 1980s, and “Eugene”, a red 1996 Jeep Cherokee that she drove for 24 years. After retiring, on Halloween, Easter, and other holidays, she would dress up and deliver cookies to the Clinton Post Office, NBT Bank, and other organizations she appreciated. Naomi is survived by her brother Dexter A. Dyer of Fairport, NY, and by her domestic partner of 37 years, Kevin C. Trott of Clinton. All are invited to call on Friday, July 24, 2020, from 12-3pm at Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, 35 College St., Clinton. Please consider donations in Naomi's name to COCVAC, 7489 South St., Clinton, NY 13323, Spring Farm CARES, 3364 State Route 12, Clinton, NY 13323, Clinton Fire Dept, PO Box 134, Clinton, NY 13323, or Kirkland Town Library, 55 1/2 College St., Clinton, NY 13323.