Alvin "Al" C. Oppenheim
April 4, 1928 – April 17, 2018
W. BARNSTABLE- Alvin C. “Al” Oppenheim, 90, died on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Arlene (Prolman) Oppenheim, with whom he celebrated many years of marriage prior to her passing in 2014.
Born in Boston on April 4, 1928, he was a son of the late Milton and Caroline Oppenheim. Al grew up in Boston and later spent his life living between Naples, FL and Cape Cod. He enlisted in the US Navy at age 17 where he became a trained Paratrooper. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Al began working as an Aircraft Mechanic for Northeast Airlines, and later, Delta Airlines. Early in his career, he worked his way up to Flight Engineer, a title which he proudly carried for 35 years. He became one of the most senior Flight Engineers at Delta Airlines and flew internationally to London and Germany.
In his spare time, Al enjoyed cooking, going to the gym, and taking in a show at the Cape Playhouse or a concert at the Naples Opera House. He loved traveling with his wife, Arlene, visiting destinations throughout Europe, India, Malaysia, and many others. Al received much enjoyment form living on Cape Cod where he and his family moved in 1973. He will always be remembered for being handy, and his ability to fix almost anything. Above all, his most cherished time was spent surrounded by family and friends, particularly Carol and Steve Hurley of Naples and Wayland, and those in Naples that he met with daily at the coffee shop.
Al is survived and will be deeply missed by his daughter, Anne Welton of W. Barnstable; his son, Keith Oppenheim and his wife Deborah Gray of Arlington; two grandchildren, Jenny and Andrew Welton; and a sister in law, Jeanenne Oppenheim of Naples, FL.
In addition to his wife, Al was predeceased by his dear brother, Richard Oppenheim of Naples, FL.
At the family’s request, all services were held privately. Memorial contributions may be made in Al’s name to the Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, Brigham & Women’s Hospital Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116. Arrangements are under the direction of Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home, Hyannis. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.doanebealames.com
- Services were held privately
Alvin "Al" C. Oppenheim
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April 22, 2018
Al was always smiling. I saw him at the YMCA in the fall, spring and summer. He was always so friendly. I will hold the memory of that smile in his little green car. He always cheered me up. Patricia
Richard and Ellen McCarthy
April 20, 2018
We so enjoyed speaking with your father almost daily during our stays at Marina Manor the past few years. Al always welcomed us back when we arrived in February and would ask how the weather was on the Cape as he knew we also lived there. We will miss seeing him at the K Building.
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Rich and Ellen McCarthy