John Robert Oyster
Mon., July 16, 2001
CHESTER – John Robert Oyserr, 53, of Locust Hill Road, died Saturday, July 14, 2001, a the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Montefiore Hospital following a lengthy illness.
A son of Jesse and Gladys Gracie Oyster of Chester, he was born in Steubenville, Ohio, Dec. 27, 1947, and was a lifetime area resident. Mr. Oyster had worked as a crane operator in the structural mill at Weirton Steel Co.
A veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, Mr. Oyster served as a communications technician with the Submarine Force of the U. S. Navy. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Chester where he was a member of the Session for many years along with the Bible Study Group. He attended West Liberty State College and was a member of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105 Japan.
A very strong supporter of organ donations, Mr. Oyster, was the recipient of a donor kidney and pancreas at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in January of 1996.
In addition to his parents, survivors include three sons, Nathan of Boston, Mass., Nicholas of Rochester, N. Y., and Joshua of Chester. There is one brother, Jeffrey, along with his wife Caroline Oyster of Chester.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 tonight at the Dawson Funeral Home, 215 W. Fifth St., East Liverpool. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Jerry Rose of the First Presbyterian Church of Chester officiating. Burial will take place at the New Manchester Union Cemetery, where the Tri-State Veterans Burial Group will accord full military honors.
The family has requested contributions to the American Diabetes Association, the American Kidney Fund or the First Presbyterian Church of Chester.
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