I had the pleasure of having Mr. Oxenger as a teacher and exchanged letters with him a few years ago. He always said to use the algorithm, which I thought was humorous at the time. Today I use many of them. I should've listened long ago. He was an inspiring teacher and a great man. He will be missed.
I am sorry about your loss. Robert was a great help in finding my roots. The book he wrote helped me trace my family.
Many fine childhood memories at the Oxenger home with Rob, Charlotte and Peter. Rob and I kept in touch long after Peter and Charlotte's passing and was pleased to call Rob friend and childhood mentor. May such loving memories bring peace for Pete and Pam's sons and their families.
With warmest regards,
Our heart goes out to the Oxenger family. Our father Joe Hanosh taught math with Mr.O at Tappan for 30+ years. They were close colleagues and good friends. A bond like no other. Our families were very close too. Every time the Hanosh kids had a sport game at Forsythe, Mr.O was always there cheering us on. He was such a nice man. Our father and Mr.O were known as "Fred" and "Barney" on the bowling alley. I'm sure they are having a blast in heaven exchanging math puzzles, shooting the breeze, and bowling strikes with fist pumps. We luved Mr.O, he will be deeply missed. Sleep in Heavenly Peace!
Mr. Oxenger, you were one of my favorite teachers at Tappan. May God give you peace.
Rebecca Ferguson Cummings
Bob was a loyal life time member and officer of American Legion Post 46. He was quietly proud of his Coast Guard service and was an interesting source of varied information gained from his subsequent professions as a pharmacist and math school teacher. It was a great pleasure to know him through my involvement with the American Legion as a Judge Advocate of Post 46- I only wish that I would have had the privilege to know him earlier.
Bob was a great man and had a keen sense of humor. My husband Bob amd I had a few great times sailing with Bob and his friend, Lyman. He enjoyed people and we all enjoyed him. I am sure you will have some great memories to help you through this sad time. Rest in Peace, Bob.
Bob was my oldest friend in every sense of the word. Our first contact was in the Coast Guard in 1943. I too was a Coast Guard officer then. After the war we were together in a Detroit Coast Guard Reserve unit until he retired. We taught together in the Ann Arbor Public
Schools, I in science and he in mathematics. I am deeply saddened by his passing but count it my wonderful good fortune to have known him as I did.
John C. Rosemergy
Fort Worth, TX
Mr. Oxenger was my favorite math teacher, he was patient and kind. I had him for 7th grade Algebra in the 70's, a subject later in life that became my favorite. I became a math teacher myself for two years, thinking of him through those times. I have fond memories of keeping in touch with him, well in to my 30's and 40's. We would go to lunch at Knights and he kept me informed of his genealogical pursuits and Coast Guard activities. He was a wonderful man and will be remembered fondly.
Monica Borcherts Ramirez
Dear Mr. Oxenger,
I have missed you over the years since I left Tappan Jr. High. There aren't many happy memories from that school, but you made it worthwhile to show up for Algebra class every day!! Thank you for helping me in Algebra II, I had just moved from Bangladesh and was having trouble with a few chapters. Thank you for staying after school with me and thank you for driving me home when the weather was horrible!! I still remember what you said when you saw all the stuff i had to carry home(guitar, backpack, purse, lunchbag), you said "that's a lot of junk to carry, that's going to ruin your posture!" Then you went on to tell me about school in your day!
I loved your stories, i loved talking with you. Thanks to you I have been able to pass on the love of Mathematics on to my one and only daughter!!
You have been in my thoughts many times throughout the years. Especially when i was stuck on a Math problem, I could hear your voice saying "read it again, and then read it again until it clicks in your head" and I usually solved it in the end! :D
Thank you Mr. Oxenger, you will be missed tremendously. I was lucky to have a teacher like you!!! Thank you!!!
My favorite math teacher from Tappan, I have never forgot him, on many levels. He was classy man and a great teacher who really cared about his students. My condolences to his family.
Mr Oxenger was a kind and superb teacher, I remember having him for math at Tappan, in the portable- I have thought of him over the years, he made a lasting positive impression on my school days. Thank you Mr Oxenger!
I am so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Oxenger was one of my most favorite teachers. I had him for math in Tappan, and he made it simple and fun. He was a wonderful person.
I am a member of the same Masonic Fraternity (Ann Arbor Fraternity Lodge #262) as Bob. I had many great conversations with him over the years. He constantly amazed me with his life accomplishments and experiences. He was and remains a real inspiration. Please accept my deepest condolences on his passing.
So sorry to hear about Mr. Oxenger's death. He was one of the best teachers I have ever had. My love of math flourished in his class, and I have remembered some of my favorite lessons, which I now share with my class. Laurie Bartels
I had him for math in the '70s. He was a very good teacher! Always upbeat!
I'm sorry to hear about Bob's passing. Please accept my sympathy in your time of loss. I don't know that I ever met Bob in person but when he discovered we were distant Kreigh cousins, we conversed by telephone about our shared ancestry. He generously shared his research files with me and pointed me in the right direction. I'll be forever grateful for his help and patience as I was just getting my start studying my family history.