Abraham "Abe" Oybkhan, age 89, of Wilmington, DE, passed
away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. He was born in Bloomfield, NJ on
October 8, 1921 to the late Alexander and Leah Isaacs Oybkhan.
Abe served his country in the 82nd Airborne, PIR 508, Company D. He
fought during the Battle of the Bulge and the Ardennes. For his service,
he was a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Abe made
various jumps including one in Holland.
Later in life, he began a career as a brick pointer with Local 1BA. He
was a member of the American Legion, Lawrence Roberts Post 21. He
belonged to the 82nd Airborne Washington, DC Chapter and Battle of the
Bulge, Brandywine Hundred Chapter. In his free time, Abe enjoyed fishing
at the Indian River Inlet.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Suzanne Dwyer Oybkhan;
sons John (Sandy) and Michael (Beth); grandchildren, Hannah and Lexi
Oybkhan, Ryan and Tony Cirillo; brother, Ephriam Oybkhan; and nephew,
David Oybkhan. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his
brother, David Oybkhan and sister, Sarah Oybkhan.
Services will be held 11 am on Monday, March 28, at R.T. Foard and Jones
Funeral Home, 122 W. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711. Friends and family
may call on Sunday, March 27, from 6 to 8 pm. Burial will be at All
Saints Cemetery following the service.
R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Inc. Funeral Directors & Crematory
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