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In Memory: David Arthur Oestreich, Age 89

Obituary - David Arthur OestreichOn August 25, 2022, David Arthur Oestreich, loving husband, father, and grandfather, died at his home in Rye, NY, at the age of 89.

David was born in Great Neck, NY, and attended the Lawrenceville School and Yale University, where he studied history and trained in the Naval ROTC. Upon graduation from Yale, he served in the United States Navy as a gunnery officer aboard the USS Randolph following the Korean War. After concluding his military service, David joined the Lander cosmetics company as marketing director and was later appointed associate director of the Job Corps within the Office of Economic Opportunity in Washington, DC, during the Johnson Administration. In 1969, he joined the investment firm founded by his late father, Charles H. Oestreich, which David managed for more than fifty years.

David was an avid sailor, skier, photographer, military historian, traveler, and philanthropist. He taught military history in the Collegium program at Westchester Community College, served as president of Temple Israel Center of White Plains, and generously supported White Plains Hospital, numerous Jewish philanthropies, his family’s alma maters, and organizations benefiting Navy personnel, including the Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, MD, and the Naval War College in Newport, RI.

David is survived by Brenda Mintz Oestreich, his beloved wife of 65 years; his children Deborah and Jason Rubin, Elizabeth Oestreich and David Fein, and Curbie and Darren Cohen; and his grandchildren Henry, Erin, Charles, and Abigail Rubin, Katherine and William Fein, and Mia and Jack Cohen.

Contributions in David’s memory may be made to the Naval War College Foundation and Temple Israel Center of White Plains, NY.

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