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HAVERHILL, MA — Arthur C. Oestrich, 74, beloved husband of Judith A. (Southard) Oestrich, died suddenly at his home on August 24, 2010.

Born in Hancock, NY, on April 21, 1936, Mr. Oestrich was the son of the late Arthur C. and Anna J. (Wilbur) Oestrich.

Arthur graduated from Hancock Central School, Class of 1953, and continued his education graduating in 1955 from Broome County Technical Institute with his degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked more than 40 years as a member of the technical staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories until his retirement in 1996. He began his career in Murray Hill, NJ, until his transfer to the Merrimack Valley facility in North

Andover in 1956.

Arthur had lived in Sandown, for 21 years where he had served as Town Moderator for

several years. He attended West Congregational Church, and was a member of the Merrimack Valley Umpires Association where he was responsible for officiating high school, college and semi-pro baseball games. He was a dedicated and enthusiastic fan of NASCAR's Busch North Series.

In addition to his wife of 19 years, Arthur is survived by two daughters, Deborah Finch and her husband Russell of Greene, NY, and Ruth Jillson of Hampstead; two granddaughters, Rae-chelle and Annalouise; one sister, Nelda McEnaney of Tucson,

AZ; six stepchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late William Oestrich.

His funeral was held on August 30 at West Congregational Church, Haverhill, MA. In lieu of flowers donations in Arthur's memory may be made to the West Congregation Church, 767 Broadway, Haverhill, MA 01832, or the American Diabetes Assoc., 330 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210. Online condolences may be sent to www.dcsfuneralhome.com
Published on  September 8, 2010
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