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Robert D. Oswalt

OSWALT---Robert D., 77, Salix, is happy and rejoicing in Heaven with Jesus. Born April 8, 1943, in Salix, son of Darl A. and Carmen L. (Felix) Oswalt. Preceded in death by parents and sister, Diane Joerg. Survived by wife, Wanda (Coleman) Oswalt, to whom he was married over 54 years; daughters, Dawn M. Lake (Mark), Windber and Wendy J. Hinshaw (Grady), Florida; grandchildren, Eric, Jenna (Arlan), Brooke (Donnie), Katelyn, Zachary and Cameron; great-grandchildren, Lilly, Brantley, Logan, Macie and a baby boy arriving in February. Brother of Kay Wicks, Salix. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Attended Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship. Bob’s greatest passion was telling others about Jesus Christ and his free gift of salvation. He was a devoted husband, father and Pappy. He was a generous and hard-working man who showed his love by helping others. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship, with Pastor James Gay officiating. The family expects that anyone attending wear a mask and practice social distancing. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland with cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the church mission fund in memory of Bob. 

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I have had the pleasure of knowing this wonderful man for many many years, starting in my middle school days. He always had a kind word and a smile to share. Every Saturday night at church he made it a point to talk to me and share about his amazing faith and his family. He would often share stories of his grandson Eric who became a professor. He was waiting for the coming of Christ and now he is up their rejoicing pain free waiting for the rest of us to join him.

Lee Bassett Jr. Dec 5 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. I had the pleasure of working with Bob at the Forest Hills Middle School and he was absolutely kind, caring and truly did enjoy sharing his faith. He continued to say hello and talk to me even after he retired from the school when I would run into him somewhere. My heart breaks for Bob's family to lose such a wonderful man, but he is truly whistling and singing/rejoicing in heaven. Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Hugs, Juscinda R. (Eppley) Matlin

Juscinda R. Matlin Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

To my brother Bob... whom I loved dearly... I will miss you, but rejoice you are in Heaven , the places you longed to be for so long. I am sure it is beyond your wildest dreams... Eye hath not seen , nor ear hath heard all the Lord has prepared for you... until that day calls me home I will hold you in my heart... You were a good brother. . love...Kay

Kay Wicks Nov 30 2020 12:00 AM