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    - George Wells
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    - Vickie
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    - Maurice Gingrich

OSWALD Joan Joan Oswald, 70 years old, died Monday, October 17th, 2011, surrounded by loved ones. Joan was born March 13, 1941, in Whitehouse, Ohio, to Thelma Gingrich Wittenmyer Cyigon and Elza Wittenmyer. She married the love of her life, Chuck Oswald, on August 19th, 1961. They had almost 43 wonderful years together. Joan was a master bridge player, Toledo platform tennis pioneer, and scrabble queen. Joan was an avid tennis player and fan, attending tennis tournaments all over the world with her husband and friends. Joan is reunited with her late husband, Chuck; her father, Elza; her sister, Bonnie; her brother, Bill and her granddaughter, Precious. Joan is survived by her mother, Thelma; sister, Barb (Dick) Hahn; her six children, Theresa (Don) Ahrens, Julie (John) Abbey, Chuck Oswald (Deb Scott), Bonnie Oswald (Lauraine Carpenter), Jennifer Oswald, John (Nadia) Oswald; seven grandchildren, (Sarah, Kaitlan, Bailey, Jessica, Tyler, Jack and Sophia) and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers or donations, please consider performing a random act of kindness. There will be a visitation at Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., Thursday, October 20, 2011, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the mortuary Friday, October 21, at 1:00 p.m., beginning with a short visitation from 12-1:00. Interment will be private at Resurrection Cemetery. In honor of Joan's favorite season, please dress in spring colors. Please view and sign our online guest registry at

Published in Toledo Blade from Oct. 19 to Oct. 21, 2011
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