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JAMES O. OBERLIN, 91, passed away on Thursday, Feb., 27, 2014, at Kingston Care Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, James worked for the Pennsylvania / Conrail railroad and Amtrak for 42 years, retiring in 1984. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. James was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 82, the Masonic Lodge 359 Sol. D. Bayless, the Scottish Rite Maumee Valley, the Mizpah Shriner's, and a past chairman of the United Transportation Union. He enjoyed golfing, woodworking, and being with his family and grandkids. Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Rosellen Oberlin of Fort Wayne; sons, James L. (Eileen) Oberlin and Steven J. Oberlin, both of Fort Wayne; daughters, Karen J. Reed of New Haven and Janine K. (Bob) Livingston of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn M. Sutton of Waterloo and Lois M. Hamman of Auburn; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Oberlin and Janet Oberlin; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Faye Oberlin; sister, Alice Hoeppner; brothers, Norman Oberlin and Ivan Oberlin; and son-in-law, David Reed. Service is 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the funeral home, with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital. To sign the online guestbook, please go to

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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Maplewood Park
4017 Maplecrest Road Ft. Wayne, IN 46815
(260) 426-9494
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Mar. 2, 2014
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