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James Alan Oberdorf

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James Alan Oberdorf Obituary
Oberdorf, James Alan; age 49; died suddenly on March 9, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Helen Oberdorf and brothers Thomas David Oberdorf and Robert John Oberdorf. He is survived by Sheri Bignotti-Oberdorf, daughters Tiffany Oberdorf and Shelby Oberdorf and step-daughters Nicole Bignotti and Christine Bignotti. Siblings, Mary (William) Ewald, Marlaine Desrosiers, Charlotte (Jack) Glezen, Richard S. (Susan) Oberdorf, George W. (Valerie) Oberdorf, and Joan (Jim) Bellows. Many nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews and first and second cousins. His one remaining aunt Mrs. Lillian Sivko just turned 96 years old. He graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy and from submarine school and proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1982 to 1986. He was awarded three Bronze stars and a Navy Expeditionary medal as well as other awards. An accomplished pilot, flight instructor and emergency medical technician and a brilliant inventor. James traveled all over the world, loved gardening, books, and attended Oakland Community College with plans to enter The University of Michigan. Loved by his family we will miss him. Pastor George W. Oberdorf will conduct services on Sunday followed by a military burial on Monday. For more information contact Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, Highland MI. Share a memory at www.eltonblackandsonhighland.com
Published in Daily Tribune on Mar. 22, 2014
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