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OEBERST, David Dwight 58, passed away on 11/8/16 after a long struggle with muscular dystrophy. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Oeberst who spent the past 26 years loving and devoting herself to him and her family, his sons Steven (17) and Michael (12) of Phoenix AZ. David also leaves behind his sisters, Shauna Gallagher of CA; Michele Oeberst of CA; and Jaime Oeberst of WY. David has many nieces and nephews,cousins and treasured friends who will dearly miss him. David grew up in Mill Valley CA and went to Mt. Tamapais High School. He went on to earn his Bachelors Degree at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. It was during this time that David worked as a disc jockey for a local music station.. After that accomplishment he tackled Law School and graduated from Santa Clara School of Law. He enjoyed working in Commercial Real Estate for many years. His passion of flying led him to a new career in aviation. He went to flight school in Van Nuys CA and got his commercial pilots license. He initially worked for Schafer Air Ambulance and then flew jet charter flights with a number of local private jet companies including The Air Group out of Van Nuys CA. Later he moved his family to OH and worked for Net Jets for a couple years until he got hired by United Airlines. Moving back to CA, David enjoyed flying 737's and Airbus 320's. Shortly after 9/11, David went to work for America West Airlines and so the family moved to Phoenix for this part of their adventure. America West went thru many changes through the years and now is known as American Airlines. He spent 12 years with this company and had such a love for flying and working with great crew members. David's greatest achievement in life was that of a father. He was very involved with the raising of his two sons. He enjoyed participating in school activities and helping with sporting fun. The family loved watching the San Francisco Giant's, listening to smooth jazz and playing in the pool together. David's sweet and kind ways and his laughter will be greatly missed. David was always sure that Jesus would work things out throughout his life and was ready for when he took him home.
Published on  August 2, 2017
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