Kenneth Baker Obear Jr.
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Groveland - Kenneth B. Obear, 89, of Groveland, formerly of Beverly passed away February 21, 2020, at Kaplan Family Hospice House. He was the husband of Priscilla E. (Allen) and son of the late Kenneth and E. Ruth (Miller) Obear.

Ken graduated from Beverly High School in 1948 and served as an apprentice metal lather prior to serving in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War. He graduated from Wentworth Institute's Class of Architectural Construction and was a registered structural engineer working for Cleverdon, Varney & Pike in Boston for 20-plus years. He then became a partner with William B. Merry and Associates in Wakefield until he retired.

He was active in the Dane St. Congregational Church for many years and designed and followed the construction of the rear entrance as well as following in his mother's footsteps preparing the fish chowder for the annual church fair.

He was a life member of Liberty Lodge of Masons and Aleppo Temple Shrine and served as head of the Arab Patrol Marching Unit for several years.

In addition to his wife, Kenneth is survived by his two children Nancy E. Brown and her husband Daniel of Beverly and Bruce K. Obear of Wakefield; seven grandchildren Kathryn and Amanda Tobin, Steven and Jack Brown and Jennifer, Ryan and Nicole Obear; a sister Patricia Gentile and husband Salvatore. He was predeceased by his son Christopher A. Obear; sister Betty Jean Gentile; and grandson David A. Obear.

Burial will be private. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. Information, directions, condolences at
Published on February 26, 2020


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Love, The Qureshi's (Lisa Hardy)
Feb 29, 2020
Blooming Garden Basket was purchased for the family of Kenneth Baker Obear Jr. by Love, The Qureshi's (Lisa Hardy).  Send flowers
Rosalind Barnett Cunningham
Feb 27, 2020
Dear Patty
I was sorry to hear about Gus. I will always remember him as the handsome Marine from the picture on the piano at your family’s house. Please give Betsy my condolences also. ...Rozzie