David O. Oberkircher of Col­legeville

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

David O. Oberkircher, 58, of Col­legeville, PA, went peace­fully to his Lord Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 30, 2016. David, who fought cancer for two years, passed away in his home, sur­rounded by his fam­ily.

Born Novem­ber 13, 1957, to Bar­bara Ste­wart (Thomas) and Dr. Paul Oberkircher Sr. of Buf­falo, NY, David is sur­vived by his wife, Kath­leen (McGin­nis); chil­dren Kather­ine, Mar­garet and David; brothers Dou­glass (Eve­lyn), Paul (Lisa) and Peter (El­iz­a­beth); brother-in-law Pa­trick J. McGin­nis (Su­san Strat­ton) and sis­ter-in-law Bar­bara McGin­nis; as well as many nieces, neph­ews and cousins.

David grad­u­ated Great Val­ley High School, Malvern, PA, in 1975, and Lafayette Col­lege, Eas­ton, PA, in 1979. He was an ac­com­plished busi­ness­man and a com­mit­ted phi­lan­thropist. In 1999, David was a found­ing part­ner of Trion, which grew to be the largest pri­vately-held em­ployee ben­e­fits con­sul­tant and bro­ker in the United States. He helped over­see Trion’s ac­qui­si­tion by Marsh & McLen­nan, the world’s fore­most risk man­age­ment and hu­man re­sources con­sult­ing com­pany. David was a na­tion­ally rec­og­nized leader in his in­dus­try and sat on the Board of the Coun­cil for In­sur­ance Agents and Bro­kers, as well var­i­ous in­dus­try and in­sur­ance com­pany ad­vi­sory boards. He served on the Board of Trustees of Ger­man­town Academy, for which he had for­merly served as chair­man. He was ac­tive on mul­ti­ple com­mit­tees of the Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal of Philadel­phia Foun­da­tion and had sat on the Board of the Philadel­phia Ron­ald McDon­ald House. David was an ac­tive mem­ber of Sun­ny­brook Golf Club, Me­rion Golf Club and the Wanderer’s Club of Welling­ton, FL.

David was a vi­sion­ary en­tre­pre­neur, pas­sion­ate phi­lan­thropist and avid sports­man. Un­til the very end of his life, he was a force for com­mu­nity, eco­nomic and po­lit­i­cal good. His life was re­mark­able for its suc­cesses, and his fam­ily, friends, com­mu­nity and busi­ness as­so­ciates re­gret only that he was taken from them at the peak of his many strengths.

Fam­ily vis­i­ta­tion will be held 5:00 to 8:00PM this Thurs­day evening, Novem­ber 3, at St. He­lena’s Church, 1489 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422. Fol­low­ing a pri­vate in­tern­ment, the fam­ily will again greet friends at St. He­lena’s the morn­ing of Fri­day, Novem­ber 4 at 10:00AM, to be fol­lowed by mass at 11:30. In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily has asked that do­na­tions in David’s mem­ory be made to Inglis House, www.inglis.org, 2800 Bel­mont Av­enue Philadel­phia, PA (215-5810701). On­line con­do­lences may be made to the fam­ily at www.rl­williams­fu­ner­al­home.com

As Aris­to­tle ob­served: “We are what we re­peat­edly do. Ex­cel­lence, then, is not an act but a habit.” In all ways, David had the habit of ex­cel­lence. He has left the world a bet­ter place.

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