Violet “Vi” Oswald, 99, of 632 Market St., Mifflinburg, at the home of her son, Jim, for the past 10 years, formerly of 116 North 4th St., West Hazleton, entered into rest at 11:55 p.m., Sunday, April 5, 2020, at Riverwoods, Lewisburg.
She was born July 31, 1920, in Hazleton, a daughter of the late Joseph and Frances (Shambellan) Ancharski. On September 23, 1943, in New Jersey, she married Robert W. Oswald, who preceded her in death in 1977.
Violet was a 1938 graduate of Hazleton High School.
She enjoyed golfing, and was an active member of two golf leagues, the Sugar Babes and the Liberty Bells. Violet also enjoyed baking, cooking, housework, crossword puzzles, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Violet was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church, West Hazleton.
Surviving are one son, James R. Oswald of Mifflinburg; one daughter, Cathy O. Guydish of Conyngham; five grandchildren, Col. Cory Oswald and his wife Ashley of Jacksonville, Florida, Shayne Reed and her husband Dwayne of Mifflinburg, Mandie Frederick and her husband Matthew of Mifflinburg, Sergeant First Class Caine Oswald of Palmyra, and Brittany Mitchell and her husband Bryan of Forest Hill, Maryland; eleven great grandchildren, Jacob, Mallory, Elise, and Isabella Oswald, Madison, Cora, and Clayton Reed, Emily and Andrew Frederick, Chase Oswald, and Landon Mitchell; two brothers, Jackie Ancharski and Frank Ancharski; and two sisters, Dolly Oscovich and Peggy Breslin.
She was preceded in death by nine brothers, Joseph, Philip, Paul, Thomas, Robert, William, Charles, Richard, and James; and five sisters, Anna Honeberg, Helen Haber, Leona Shergalis, Joan Ancharski, and Louise Stefankiewz.
A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 10 a.m., at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 573 State Route 93, Sugarloaf, with Father Richard Polmounter, officiating.
Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg.
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