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Harold Oches

Middletown - Harold Oches, 91, of Middletown, NJ died on March 15, 2018 at the home of his daughter in Fair Haven, NJ. Harold was born and raised on the westside of Manhattan in New York City. Harold served active duty in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1944-46. Harold summered in Middletown with his extended family for many years, which is where he met the love of his life Dorothy. Harold and Dorothy were married in St. Catherine's Church in Middletown in August of 1949, a union that lasted for 53 years. He was a longtime parishioner of St. Catherine's Church for more than 72 years. Harold was devoted to his family and was always interested to hear about their recent activities and accomplishments

Harold was a proud member of the Metallic Lathers/Ironworkers Union Local 46L for over 50 years. He worked for Bar Steel Construction for many years and was involved in many large projects in the NY metropolitan area, such as the construction of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Catherine Oches in 1987, his beloved wife Dorothy in 2003, brother Arthur Oches in 1993, his sister-in-law Dolores Oches in 2001, his son Thomas in 2013 and his brother-in-law Raymond Dixon.

Harold is survived by his four children and their spouses, Robert and Joanne Oches of Middletown, Judith and William Miller of Fair Haven, Katherine and Michael Roberts of Middletown and Steven and Janet Oches of Middletown. Harold also survived by his eleven cherished grandchildren; Robert (Jessica) Oches Jr., Kristen (Denis) Carey, Matthew (Tammy) Oches, Erin Oches, Will Miller, Ben Miller, Dan Miller, Allison (Brendan) McDermott, Jamie Roberts, Danielle Oches, Elana (Nick) Figaro and his sister-in-law Nancy Dixon. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.In addition, he is survived by two very special great-grandchildren, Reese Mary Carey and Hayden Brice Oches.

Visitation will be held on Sunday March 18, 2018 from 4-8 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home,115 Tindall Rd., Middletown. Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday March 19, 2018 at 8:45 am at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered at 9:30 am at St. Catherine's Church, 110 Bray Ave., Middletown. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 16, 2018
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