The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”
Police Specialist Terrence L. Oldendick PS-119 (1947-2018)
Terry was born on March 2, 1947 in Cincinnati to Lawrence L. and Rosella (Strasser) Oldendick. He attended Roger Bacon High School, graduating in 1965.
Terry enlisted in the United States Army on April 24, 1966. He served almost three years in Japan in the Military Police during the Vietnam War. Sergeant Oldendick was honorably discharged April 21, 1969 with a Good Conduct medal.
Beginning in 1969, he worked as at Formica until 1972.
Terry joined the Cincinnati Police Division as a Police Recruit on July 30, 1972. On December 17, 1972 he was promoted to Patrolman, issued Badge 80, and assigned to District 7 (813 Beecher Street). On April 28, 1974 he was rotated to District 2 (3295 Erie Avenue). During January 1986, Officer Oldendick transferred to District 5 (1012 Ludlow Avenue). On June 10, 1990, he was promoted to Police Specialist and issued Badge PS-119. Six months later he transferred back to District 2. Specialist Oldendick retired on March 4, 1995, with 26 years of service to his country and community and 16 letters of appreciation and/or commendation.
After a long illness, during October 2018, Specialist Oldendick was admitted to a hospital. He went into hospice care on Monday, November 5, 2018 and passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the age of 71.
He is pre-deceased by his sister, Sr. Joan Carole Schaffner, S. C. (2015). Specialist Oldendick is survived by his wife of 14 years, Mary Jo (Skelton) Oldendick; children, Tara Oldendick, Scott (Amee) Oldendick, and Jason (Sara) Oldendick; stepchildren, Israel Tilk and Zachary Tilk; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and brother, James C. Schaffner.
There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Veronica Church, Mt. Carmel, on Tues. Nov. 13, at 10 A.M.
Memorials to Hospice of Cincinnati .
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