Oscar, Henry J.
Henry J. Oscar, 83, of Stamford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Henry was born in Stamford on April 10, 1930 to the late John P. and Stanislawa Oscar.
Henry attended Stamford High School and graduated in 1949, after which he attended and graduated from the Parsons School of Design, New York University
Engineering Special Class and the Bridgeport Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering program.
Henry was also a member of the United States Naval Reserve for four years and received a hash mark upon his honorable discharge. He was a member of the Rotary Club
of Stamford and was a baritone soloist at St. John's Episcopal Church, St. Andrews Episcopal, and the First Presbyterian Church in Darien.
Upon graduating and earning his degree in engineering, Henry began his extensive career in 1950 at the Yale & Towne Corporation where he was involved with the Tubular Lock design and development. In 1951 he began work at the Gorn Electric Company and was involved with the Republic Thunder Jet design in-flight refueling system. From 1953 to 1968 Henry worked for the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation where he helped configure cockpit design and fire detection, including the development of reciprocating engines to turbo-jets on the S-62 Coast Guard Aircraft, S-63 Cargo and Marine Aircraft, and the S-64 Flying Crane Heavy Duty Lift. In 1968 Henry began his career in video with the MPO Videotronics System where he was employed as a national sales manager for the Super 8MM Sound Motion Picture Projector and Rear-Screen Viewer. In 1973 Henry founded his own company, Oscarvision Systems Incorporated, where he designed the continuous operating video tape machines, portable sales tool, as well as the Model 2000, which had a design patent awarded by the government. In 1997 he retired after 22 years as founder and president of Oscarvision Systems Incorporated in Stamford, CT.
Henry is survived by his loving wife and high school sweetheart of 63 years, Marie Oscar, of Stamford, his four daughters; Deborah Marie Oscar of Old Lyme, Leslie Jean Oscar of Greenwich, Kimberly Elizabeth Oscar Simmons and her husband Charles of Fairfield and Alison Joan Oscar and her husband Peter Ravetto of Rowayton, as well as four grandchildren; Richard Henry Longo, Cooper and Charlotte Simmons and Alexandra Ravetto.
Besides his parents, Henry is predeceased by his brother John Oscar.
A funeral procession will leave the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, on Monday December 9, 2013 at 10:30AM and proceed to St. Mary RC Church, 566 Elm Street, Stamford, for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00AM. Interment will be privately held at a later date. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday December 8, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00PM.
The family requests that donations be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 424 E. 92nd St., New York, NY 10128-6804 or www.aspca.org/donate
or to The Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20037 or www.humanesociety.org
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