Eberhard Lambert “Bert” von Oy passed away peacefully on the evening of July 10, 2023, at the age of 85.
He was born on April 26, 1938, in Morton, Washington to the late Ed and Margaret von Oy. He graduated from Morton High School and attended St. Martin’s college in Olympia, WA, and the University of Washington in Seattle. In 1961 he was drafted into the United States Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis, serving until 1963.
Bert worked for The Boeing Company for 43 years in the Aero Space Division. He worked on programs such as Jetfoil, Peace Shield, and the E3A AWACS for which he was recognized as Employee of the Month in June, 1983.
Following his retirement in 2003, Bert and Donna made their home in the Pebble Creek Golf Community in Goodyear, Arizona. Bert loved photography and joined the Photography Club where he spearheaded several photo shoot trips around Arizona. He was active in the Genealogy Club and maintained an interest in researching his family history and ancestry. His research led him to visit several states and locations where his family had lived, including the” Old Round Church” in Richmond, Vermont where a relative was a founding father. He and Donna traveled extensively to Europe and enjoyed cruising to exotic ports with friends and family. His many travels included visits to his family in Germany; he also enjoyed playing host to their visits in the United States. Bert was proud of reaching his lifetime goal of visiting all 50 states.
Bert loved all things musical. He enjoyed playing the piano and attending the theatre and opera. He and Donna were season ticket holders to the Issaquah Theatre and the Seattle Opera. In 2005, they became inaugural season tickets holders to the Arizona Broadway Theatre.
Bert was an avid gardener. He will be remembered for his love of landscape design and his beautiful yard! He truly was a master gardener and willingly shared his knowledge with friends and neighbors.
He will be missed by everyone who enjoyed his warm friendship, dry sense of humor, and devotion to his family and friends.
Bert is lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years, Donna, brother Joseph von Oy, and sons David (Alice), Gregory, Jeffrey (Jamie), and his eight grandchildren, Anita, Matheu, Brenden, Shyayn, Riley, Jeramie, Kevin, and Jacob. As well, he is survived by his brothers-in-law Gerry (Hannah) and Steve (Lexine) Cook and sister-in-law Joanne Bell. Bert enjoyed the company and friendship of his extended family members including many nieces, nephews, and cousins, especially Cheryl Hart and Addie Mashkoftseff.
Bert was proceeded in death by his son, Charles Kristopher von Oy and Brother Nick Fields.
The family asks that Memorial contributions be made online to the Salvation Army.