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Martha A. (Marty) Oswald

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Martha A. (Marty)


AGE: 69 • Wilmington

Marty died on October 17, 2015 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease.

She was born in September 1946 to Howard and Evelyn Peltier in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from Withrow High School in 1964, and then attended the University of Cincinnati. In 1963 she met her future husband, Bob Oswald, then a student at UC. Marty and Bob married in 1966 and had their only child, Kristy, in 1968.

She and Bob lived in several cities in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia over the years, but spent most of their time since 1973 in Wilmington.

Marty enjoyed many activities. For years she was employed as a teller or branch manager at local banks. At other times she had part time jobs at fabric or sewing stores. She volunteered her time to charities, enjoyed her love of books and music, and excelled in sewing, quilting and counted cross-stitch.

Most of all, Marty will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Marty's father, Howard, and sister, Donna, both preceded her in death. She is survived by her mother, Evelyn; Bob and Kristy; Kristy's family: husband Tim Shea and sons, John, Brady and Tom; and brothers, Randy Peltier and Rob Peltier.

The family thanks friends and the staffs of Arden Courts of Wilmington and Heartland Hospice Care for making Marty's final days as peaceful and comfortable as possible.

For online condolences and to view a slide show of Marty's life, please visit the Chandler Funeral Home website at

Published in The News Journal from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22, 2015
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