George Oxer

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Oxer, George G.
George G. Oxer of Byram died Tuesday, February 4, 2014 of natural causes. Born October 10, 1918, in Greenwich, Mr. Oxer was the youngest child of the late William Ritch Oxer and Sarah Russell Oxer. He was a tenth generation Greenwich native. He attended Byram School and graduated from Greenwich High School, Class of 1937. He married the late Rita Nethercott Oxer on April 1, 1944 at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Port Chester, NY. She predeceased him in 2004. Mr. Oxer served as a coxswain and gunner in the US. Navy Armed Guard from 1943-1945 and trained at Brooklyn and Lido Beach, New York. He was assigned to ships in the Atlantic Ocean. Mr. Oxer worked for Electrolux Corporation for 44 years, retiring in 1985 as a supervisor of production control. From 1986-1987 he served as a consultant to Electrolux Corp. in Bristol, Virginia. Mr. Oxer joined the Washington Engine & Hose Co., No. 4 Inc., Port Chester Fire Department in 1946. He remained an active member until his death. He served in all firematic and parliamentary offices, including Captain of the company. Mr. Oxer is survived by his children Robert G. and Patricia (DeYulio) Oxer of Darien, William P. and Christina (Bunk) Oxer of Greenwich and George "Rusty" and Barbara (Brennan) Oxer of Cos Cob; twelve grandchildren and four great-granddaughters. He was predeceased by his siblings Lester, Lillian Cameron, William, Jr. (Buddy), Helen Banks Frey, Grace Basso and Doris Staby. Calling hours will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, February 6, at Craft Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Leicester St., Port Chester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10a.m. Friday, February 7, at Sacred Heart Church, 95 Henry St., Greenwich. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Greenwich. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Washington Engine & Hose Co., No. 4 Inc., 464 Westchester Avenue, Port Chester, NY.

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Craft Memorial Home Inc
40 Leicester St
Port Chester, NY 10573
(914) 939-0131
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Published in StamfordAdvocate on Feb. 5, 2014
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