East Unity, NH: Roy G. Oehrig, age 96, passed away at New London Hospital. Roy was born in Rockville Center, NY to the late Joseph H. Oehrig and Elsie (Savage) Oehrig.
After graduating from Southside High School, he enlisted in the Army in 1942. He spent 13 weeks in basic training at Fort Knox in Kentucky. He was then sent to the Army Specialized Training Program at Ohio State University. There he was taught Italian language in order to serve the American Military Government of Occupied Territory. However, the Army reassigned him to the Military Intelligence Training Center at Fort Ritchie in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western Maryland. He was then stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii where, at the age of twenty-one, he was selected to train over 1,000 students. In 1945, he was deployed overseas and served in the Battle of Okinawa.
Roy was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for "Meritorious Service" to military operations against the enemy in the Battle of Okinawa.
After the war, Roy and his brother, Alan, both joined his father's electrical firm, Lindsay-Wright, in NYC. After a few years, Roy moved to New Hampshire where he owned and operated the Wild Goose Lodges on Lake Sunapee in the late 1950's and early 1960's. Upon selling the Wild Goose, he returned to Lindsay-Wright. After his father's retirement, he and his brother owned and operated the firm.
He maintained a summer "getaway" in New Hampshire. When he retired in 1978, he moved back and lived full time at his house in East Unity until his death.
Roy took great pride in remodeling his home and helping to design his "Greatroom". This was one of the projects he was most proud of. He loved to read, garden, listen to classical music, watch old movies and cooking shows.
He was predeceased by brothers Joe and Alan.
Roy was a loving and caring Uncle to his two surviving nephews, Alan (Jr) Oehrig and Edward Oehrig and their latters Cristen. He was also survived by two God sons, Jim and Ed Jr. Manuel and their families. His close friends, Ken and Nancy Ripley and Lance and Diane Callum and many other friends.
The family and friends would like to thank Dr. Bissah and his team at New London for the care and compassion they gave to Roy.
A private Memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Roy Oehrig to the Anatomical Gift Program Department at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Hanover, NH 03755.
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