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Vernon Carl Oswald
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1926
Allentown
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 2012
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Vernon Carl Oswald, 85, of Houston, TX, passed away Jan 18, 2012. He was born April 10, 1926 in Allentown, PA and served in the US Navy Seabees on Okinawa during WWII. He is survived by his best friend & loving wife Elaine of 62 years; son David & daughter-in-law Patricia Oswald, granddaughters Valerie Elaine & Caleigh Nichole Oswald of League City, TX; Sister Dorothy Holtzman; Brother-in-law Carlton Hunsicker & wife Betty Ann; Sister-in-law Betty Mahrer; niece Shirley Grider; nephews James & Timothy Mahrer; and numerous other nieces, nephews & many treasured friends.
Over his life he was a member of: Houston's First UMC and Fair Haven United Methodist Church, Texas A&M Wesley Foundation Board of Directors; Houston JAYCEEs; 1986 US Olympic Festival Awards Chairman; Master Mason S.P. Waltrip Lodge; 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason; Arabia Shrine Temple - Patrol, Potentate, Past Potentate, and Board of Directors; Past President of the Texas Shrine Association. He retired in 1993 from American General after 42 years in the life insurance industry.
Known by many as Pop O, Brother, Uncle Vernon, he will forever be in our hearts.
Memorial service: 1 pm Friday Feb. 3, 2012 Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038. Memorials may be made to: (501(c3) tax-exempt charitable organizations): Shriners Hospitals for Children, Houston Unit 6977 Main St. Houston, TX 77030 http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org Houston Scottish Rite Learning Center 4911 Montrose Blvd. Houston, TX 77006 http://houstonritecare.org/donate

Published in Houston Chronicle on January 26, 2012 
 
Inscription:
SK3, US Navy, World War II
 
Burial:
Houston National Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Sect C-12, Row E, Site 253
 
Created by: Elaine
Record added: Jan 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84012056
Vernon Carl Oswald
Added by: Elaine
 
Vernon Carl Oswald
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- Joel Farringer
 Added: Jan. 26, 2012

- Elaine
 Added: Jan. 26, 2012
 
 
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