Oz has now joined his best friend, partner and wife of 58 years, Betty, who passed on in 2006. He is also predeceased by his sister, Genevieve and brother, Groff, as well as two grandchildren, Eric and Christie Chase.
All who knew and loved Oz are invited to a memorial service celebrating his life at the Milford United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, with the Rev. Maryellen Moore, pastor of the church, officiating. The family will be in attendance at the church after the service for a reception to receive friends. Burial service will be Friday, July 12, in the Milford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that those who so desire make contributions to the Milford United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 127, Milford, NY 13807 or to the Milford Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 359, Milford, NY 13807 or to the Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Arrangements are under the supervision of Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown.