David George Oscars October 8, 1939 - October 26, 2012 David George Oscars, 73, was born October 8, 1939 in Wisconsin. David was the oldest of four children; in 1950 they moved to Bakersfield, California where he lived for the rest of his life. David lost his battle against lung cancer and died in his home on Friday, October 26, 2012. David graduated from Garces High School and soon after, in 1958, he enlisted with the United States Coast Guard Reserves, he served 42 years. He followed in his father's footsteps and in 1963 he became employed with the United States Postal Service where he served for 36 years. David retired from both the Coast Guard and Postal Service in 1999. He was of the Catholic faith, a charter member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Counsel and became a 4th Degree Knight with the Admiral Callaghan Assembly. David has also been a long time member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Stockdale Lodge #2178. David loved to fish, golf, hunt and travel. He was always watching or listening to sports, especially if the LA Dodger's were playing. He was well-liked and blessed with the ability to make friends where ever he went. He had many wonderful friends that he made within all of the organizations that he belonged. David is survived by his three children, Karen Bosse of Bakersfield, Darryl (Pam) Oscars of San Clemente, CA and Lois Collum of Meridian, Idaho; 2 granddaughters, Breanne (Darren) Wright of San Diego, CA and Ashley Oscars of San Clemente, CA; great-granddaughter, Alyssa Wright of San Diego, CA; step-grandson, Mike (Julie) Bosse Jr. of Bakersfield; step-great granddaughter and grandson, Lily and Andrew Bosse of Bakersfield; sister, Barbara (Carl) Fanucchi of Bakersfield; brothers, Michael (Debra) Oscars and Joseph Oscars both of Bakersfield; 4 nephews and 1 niece. He is preceded in death by his wife, Louise Oscars; and his parents, George and Bertha Oscars. Visitation will be held at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles Street) on Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. with the Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Father Steve will officiate funeral services at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church (601 E. California Avenue) on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery (3700 River Blvd.) The Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Guadalupe Council 13925 will be the pallbearers. After the Interment, a reception will be held at The Knights of Columbus #977 Hall, 108 Goodman Street. For additional information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care www.bakersfield.com/obits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 30, 2012