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Oliver S. Hagerman III

January 21, 1927 — May 15, 2024


Oliver S. Hagerman III

January 21, 1927 - May 15, 2024. 

On the afternoon of May 15, 2024, Oliver “Summers” Hagerman III of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away peacefully at age 97, surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by three brothers, William, Robert and Maury. 

Born in Montclair, New Jersey to Oliver and Kathryn Hagerman, his formative years were in Darien, CT. He was Class of ‘44 at Phillips Exeter Academy, in Exeter, NH, and after serving his country in the U.S. Navy, graduated from MIT (Tau Beta Pi), in Cambridge, MA. He earned his MBA from the University of Cincinnati. 

During his early career he worked as an engineer for Proctor and Gamble, and a small startup company. In 1955, he joined Formica Corporation, where he worked as a production and distribution manager for the next three decades mostly in Cincinnati, OH, and 1965-1967 in Sacramento, CA. 

Summers was handy with tools, and kept a well-organized workshop, with parts and supplies. He made many repairs and upgrades to his home. He and his wife were avid gardeners. He appreciated good music and was a connoisseur of the Great American Songbook. He was generous with his time and would lend a hand to anyone in need. He always was well met and quick with pearls of wisdom. He had very strong Christian faith. 

Summers gave in death as he gave in life by bequeathing his body to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Summers is survived by his devoted wife of 73 years, Jeannette; adored sons Richard, David and Oliver (Cathy); two grandchildren, John E. Hagerman and Kathryn E. Hagerman Medina; four great- grandchildren, Jude V. Hagerman, Jacqueline R. Hagerman, Mila A, Hagerman, and Gabriel H. Medina Hagerman.

A memorial service will be held on June 6, 2024 at 11am at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 703 Compton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231, with reception after.

Memorials may be made to the Music Ministry, c/o Northminster Presbyterian Church, 703 Compton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231, or to a charity of your choice.
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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Northminster Presbyterian Church

703 Compton Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45231

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