May 23, 1921 ~ August 8, 2010
Mr. Irving R. Obenchain, 89, passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2010 in Torrance. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, received his B.S. degree from West Point in 1942 (Honors), and his M.S. (EE) degree from M.I.T. in 1951 (Sigma Xi). He was also a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (1958) and is listed in Who's Who in America. He was a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Patent - Digital Telephone Switching System.
As a 30 year retired Veteran, he had served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict, earning the rank of Brigadier General, and was awarded The Legion of Merit and Distinguished Service Medal.
He retired from U.S. Army in 1972 and joined Technology Service Corp (1972-1977), and TRW (1977-1987).
Mr. Obenchain is survived by his wife of 48 years, Yun Suk Obenchain; daughter, Kathleen Glass of FL; son, Irving Rock III (Beverly) of Denver, CO; daughter, Mary Jane Brown of AL; step-daughter, Dong (Joo) Kim of OR; step-daughter, Jung Yun (Joseph) Ma of Hong Kong, China; 11 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anne and Dr. Irving R. Obenchain, Sr.
Services with Full Military Honors will be held at Rice Mortuary at Torrance on August 23, 11:00 am. His remains will be placed at Riverside National Cemetery at a later date.
Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle