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Edmund D. Oswalt, Jr., 70

CENTER TUFTONBORO — Edmund D. Oswalt, Jr., 70, or "Rusty" as his loved ones called him, passed away on April 1. He was the son of the late Edmund Oswalt, Sr. and Mary (Siefring) Oswalt of Meredith, NH. He leaves his wife Cindy Oswalt, his four children; U.S. Army Major Edmund Oswalt, U.S. Air Force (retired) Major Sean Oswalt, Brian M. Oswalt, Melanie (Oswalt) Gradsky and his step-sons U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Jacob Smith and Patrick Smith. Edmund also leaves behind his four grandsons. He was a loving brother to his four siblings; Mary Oswalt, Patricia (Oswalt) Pfeifer, Kathryn (Oswalt) Waldron and the late Kenneth Oswalt.
Edmund was born January 17, 1943 in Washington D.C. while his father was serving in the U.S. Army. Edmund grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and his love for New Hampshire began during family summer vacations to Lake Winnipesaukee. Edmund married Margaret O'Kane in 1966 and after starting a family of their own, he made the choice to make New Hampshire his permanent home.
Edmund worked for the NYNEX telephone company for 30 years and loved providing for his family. After retiring from the NYNEX he went on to pursue other occupations and interests. He always enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, cooking and he was an avid baseball and football fan. He had a passion for good food, good humor and he was a remarkable story teller. Edmund was a great family man and will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial service to celebrate Edmund's life on Friday, April 5, at the Mayhew Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Route 3, Meredith.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Edmund's memory may be made to: Ossipee Concerned Citizens, 3 Dore St. Center Ossipee, NH 03814.
Calling Hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes 3 & 104), Meredith, on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 11:00 am through 2:00 pm. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Ed's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
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