C. Wayne Oberst, 84, of Conyngham, went home to be with God, Saturday, April 3, 2021 at his home following an 13 month illness.
Born in Kingston, March 7, 1937, he was the son of the late Clifford and Marion (Learn) Oberst and spent his entire in Conyngham.
Wayne was the President and co-owner of Conyngham Sales and Service. He was a US Navy veteran and plank owner of the USS Saratoga CVA 60. He was a member of Black Creek U.M. Church, Sugarloaf. He served the Scoutmaster for Troop 207 BSA, Conyngham for 62 years. Among his many awards are scoutmaster of the year 1976, Silver Beaver 1978, Wood Badge 1971 and served as a counselor for six Wood Badge training courses and National Eagle Scout Scoutmaster's Award of Merit. He participated in six National High Adventure Treks with his last one in 2017 to Maine when he was 80 years old. He was the oldest person to complete a trek in High Adventure Camps. He went to three National Scout Jamborees and participated in the 1965 Worlds Fair in New York. In 2011 he was inducted into the Minsi Trails Council 100 Year Anniversary Hall of Fame. He recently received the Alumnus Award from the Minsi Trails Council. In 2016 he received the Paul Harris award from Rotary International. He was privileged to see 88 young men attain the rank of Eagle Scout.
He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by brothers George and Russell Oberst; and a sister June Bower.
Surviving are his wife of the past (57) years, the former Margaret Kramer; two sons Bruce, McAdoo; and Kyle and his wife Barbara, Downingtown; two granddaughters Melissa Oberst, and Alia Scott; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service, gathering and campfire will be held later this summer at Camp Rotawanis, Drums, at a date and time to be announced. Memorial donations may be made to Black Creek U.M. Church, 158 Golf Course Road, Sugarloaf, PA 18249 or Troop 207 BSA, Campership Fund, c/o Christ UCC, PO Box 187, Conyngham, PA 18219.
Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East) 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums is assisting the family with the arrangments. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com.
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