LAMBERT RAYMOND OBERG
Mr. Lambert "Whitey" Oberg, 86, passed away quietly May 7, 2014 at the Somerset House in Vero Beach, FL. Beloved husband for 62 years of the late Jean Oberg, Whitey was born in Hartford CT, and lived in Vero Beach for 20 years, moving from West Hartford. Whitey was a 1945 graduate of Hartford Public High School and then served in the U.S. Army before attending Trinity College in Hartford. He received a BA in History from Trinity where he was a member of the DKE house, Captain of the football team, a Little All-American Center/Linebacker and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. After a short stint with The Firestone Tire Corp, Whitey joined IBM where he spent his entire career as a Marketing- Sales Executive, running a number of large offices across the nation ending with the Hartford, CT office. Whitey had many friends around the country and was a mentor to a large group of successful IBM employees His main passions were Golf- a long time member of both the Hartford and Grand Harbor Golf Clubs-and spending time with his family. He is survived by his three sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Karen Oberg of Weston, MA, Curt and Sherri Oberg of Wellesley, MA and Keith and Leeny Oberg of Bethesda, MD as well as eight grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to The Trinity College Fund, Trinity Commons 300 Summit Street Hartford, CT. 06106. A Celebration of his Life will be held later in the spring in West Hartford, CT. Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. A guest book is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com.
Published in the TC Palm on May 10, 2014