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Derek A. Oldham

26 December, 194317 February, 2021

Derek Ayer Oldham,77,of West Yarmouth,MA passed away February 17 in South Dennis after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph Sumner Oldham and Elizabeth Oldham (nee Ramig).

He is survived by his longtime friend Kathy Hatfield and sisters Sharon Tedino of Attleboro,MA and Alice Lombardo of Vero Beach, Fl. He is also survived by daughters Kimberly Buffalo (Michael) of Ashaway,RI, Kerry Robinson of Wakefield,RI and Karen Myslinski (Wayne) of Schenectady, NY as well as 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Derek was a previous resident of Acton and Hudson before residing in West Yarmouth. He enlisted in the Army after high school where he became a military police officer. He was an avid trap shooter and hunter,winning several awards.

Derek was employed by Digital Equipment Corporation over 20 years before acquiring his business, Cape Cod Lock and Safe Inc. where he became a respected member of the community.Derek was passionate about his trade and business.He was a member of SAVTA and ALOA.

A public memorial service will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers,donations can be made to a charity of your choice.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Derek A. Oldham

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Joyce St Pierre

14 March 2021

Derek was a friend, who would always give you his opinion, but would always be there for you in his own way.He was truly blessed to have Kathy to always be there to help him..

Stephanie Erickson

2 March 2021

Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss. The friendship you, Derek, Brad, and I have shared will always be special. I know the boys are at the big range in the beyond having a great time. Until we meet again Derek. <3

Susie Rose

2 March 2021

Lots of fun times and late nights playing cribbage and cards. Go rest with the angels our friend..

Donna Rodman

26 February 2021

I would just like to say Derrick might be gone from our sight, but he will never be gone from our hearts. My heartfelt thoughts go out to you in this time of sorrow.

I will never forget how much fun we had at the annual forth of July party’s, or our time at classical billiard those were some of my fondest memories lots of laughter.