Joseph P. Oher, age 73, of Elgin, passed away August 13, 2019 at Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin. He was born April 16, 1946 in Chicago, IL to his loving parents, Edward and Tobie Oher (Bernstein).

Joseph was raised in Northwest Chicago and Skokie. He graduated from Evanston Township High School, Class of 1964.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design at the University of Illinois – Chicago.

Joseph began his TV career as a stagehand and cameraman, covering Chicago sports for Channels 44, 26, and 32. He met many of the greats, including Harry Caray, and spent much of his time at Wrigley and Comiskey Parks.  He later produced the Son of Svengoolie Show in the 80s and 90s, and did some production work in California before retiring in 2010.

Loved ones will remember Joseph as a fun-loving man with an enthusiasm for all things car, truck and train-related.  He loved going to car and train shows.  He bought and sold antique trucks, and was an active member of the BMW Car Club, even after selling his BMW.

Joseph was a collector of many different treasures.  He had a unique appreciation for everyday vintage treasures, like can-openers, and he enjoyed collecting them and sharing his knowledge.

In his free time, Joseph enjoyed baseball and watching black and white movies.

Joseph is survived by his daughter, Andrea Erickson, of South Elgin; and his grandsons, Peter Joseph Dombrowski and William Robert Dombrowski.

Graveside Service will be held 1:00p.m. Friday August 16, 2019 at Bluff City Cemetery, 945 Bluff City Blvd, Elgin IL 60120, Rev. Michael Murschel of The Driftwood Center officiating.

Arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120.  For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit

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