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Richard T. Oberfield

Richard T. Oberfield

NEWARK: A Mass of Christian Burial for Richard T. Oberfield, of Newark, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Granville, with Msgr. Paul Enke officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.

Mr. Oberfield died at his home May 24, 2013 with his family at his side. He was born July 13, 1925, in Newark, to the late Alfred and Agnes Marie (Murphy) Oberfield.

He was a graduate of The Graduate School of Banking at The University of Wisconsin; The Ohio School of Banking at Ohio University; The American Institute of Banking and The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio with an Associate of Arts degree. He was employed by The Park National Bank, Newark, Ohio and retired, after forty-two years, as Senior Vice President and Director. He served aboard the USS City of Dalhart as a U.S. Navy Petty Officer in the Pacific Theatre for three years, during WWII. He was a member and Treasurer of the Newark Rotary Club. Mr. Oberfield had served as an officer and director of The Newark Area Chamber of Commerce, The Junior Chamber of Commerce and The Welsh Hills School. He was one of the original instructors in the Junior Achievement Program in Newark. He was a member of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Granville.

Mr. Oberfield is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jean of the home; son David Michael (Jennifer) of New Albany; daughter, Diane Michelle of Newark; three brothers and one sister, Bernard, James and John all of Newark, and Mary Deardurff of Elmhurst, Illinois; two-step grandchildren, Hannah and Hailey Hronec; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Joseph Michael and sisters, Rita Ann Smith and Ruth Dittoe.

Friends and family may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430. Newark, Ohio 43058-0430.

The family requests that all guestbook condolences be signed at www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click obituaries/guestbook entry.

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Published in the Advocate from May 26 to May 27, 2013
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