MIDDLEFIELD - Oscar L. Ness, 84, formerly of 537 Main St., Middlefield, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at High View Health Care Center in Middletown. He was the husband of the late Madelyn Munson Ness. Born in Meriden, Jan. 21, 1919, he was the son of the late Charles and Amelia Dobrindt Ness. He was a graduate of Meriden High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Until his retirement, he was employed at International Silver Company, Factory E. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Meriden and was an avid gardener. He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald P. and Ellen Ness of Southington, Kenneth E. and Kathleen Ness of Killingworth and Eric R. and Pamela Ness of Middlefield; and two grandchildren, Carrie Ann Ness of Killingworth and Amanda Ness of Southington. He was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Ness, and two brothers, Erhardt Ness and Irving Ness. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 520 Paddock Ave., Meriden. The Rev. David Brinkley will officiate. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. If desired, contributions in Mr. Ness' memory may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 520 Paddock Ave., Meriden, CT 06450.

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  1. Although I only knew Oscar for a few short years, my Dad and I enjoyed our Saturday morning visits to the house. No matter how bad he felt, he would always have a huge smile for all to see. Eric, sadly in the past year we have both lost our fathers, but we still have each other and I hope to make the most of it with a super friend like yourself. If you need any assistance I am ALWAYS there for you…Your bud…Billy .Mr Hockey. Perry. Also, my Mom sends her deepest sympathy as well.

  2. Although we only had the pleasure of meeting Oscar once He was so kind and genuine when he attended a trial day at The Club. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and I must say to Eric, what a wonderful son you are. Please remeber the good times, in time they will bring a smile to your face.

  3. Our deepest sympathy to all in the Ness family. Our prayers will be with you durning this difficult time.

  4. We want to express our sincere sympathy to all of the family. Having just lost my Mom in March, we know just how difficult the whole time has been for you. We only know Ron & Ellen, but, Oscar must have been a very good man to have such a wonderful loving son. Our thoughts are with you.

  5. We want to extend our most sincere sympathy in your time of loss. In difficult times like these, I believe that our loved ones are in a better place and they are now with Him. You will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers.

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