Lawrence Leo Oster
July 8, 1927 – January 5, 2019
Lawrence Leo Oster, age 91, was born in New Orleans on July 8, 1927 and passed away on January 5, 2019. Larry is survived by his wife of 69+ years Dolores Janneck Oster. He is also survived by four children, Julie (Dr. Joseph E. Michalik, MD), Paulette (Captain J.V. Gale), Claudette (Karen Wetzel) and Lawrence Anthony Oster (Jeannette): four grandchildren Anthony Oster (Jennifer), Alina (Chris Carlin), Atrisha Oster, and Dr. Vanessa L. Gale, DC (Dr. David Bell, DC): and nine great-grandchildren, Billy Aguillard III, Leia Aguillard, Robin Oster, Isabella Carlin, Lahna Carlin, Tristan Wilson, Adrian Wilson, Alexah Oster and Rosalie Bell. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Marie Oster, brother, Roger Oster and sister, Laura (Mick) O'Halloran. A graduate of Warren Easton High School, Lawrence attended LSU School of Engineering. He was a proud veteran of WWII and served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from South Central Bell after 35 years and is a member of the West Bank Life Member Club of AT&T Pioneers. Larry lived in Chalmette for 38 years and was a member of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church where he served as president and treasurer of their usher society, as a Boy Scout leader and as chairman of the beer booth for their Tomato Festival. He received the Order of St. Louis Medal from the Archdiocese of New Orleans for his many years of service to Our Lady of Prompt Succor Parish. After Katrina, he moved to Algiers and was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish where he served as an usher at their Saturday vigil mass and was a faithful participant in their Monday Morning Rosary Group. More recently, Lawrence enjoyed attending mass at Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare Center. Lawrence’s favorite hobby was fishing out of Delacroix Island and Hopedale. He gifted family and friends with fresh fish filets. He also enjoyed growing and sharing tomatoes, miriltons, navel oranges and satsumas. His life was full; he was well loved and he will be missed by many. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE CHURCH, 3101 Eton Street, New Orleans, LA 70131, on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. A Funeral Mass will be held in Larry’s honor at 11:00 AM. He will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens, in Chalmette. In lieu of flowers, please have masses offered in Larry’s honor.
- Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
- Funeral Mass Friday, January 11, 2019
Lawrence Leo Oster
January 11, 2019
My Dad, Larry Leo Oster, was the best. My Dad was a good provider. My Dad loved my Mom and his 4 kids. My Dad took me fishing. My Dad played ball. My Dad taught me to ride a bike. My Dad taught me to hammer and saw. My Dad helped me change a tire. My Dad talked with me about "stuff". My Dad grounded me with good moral values and trusted me to keep them. My Dad taught me to do the right thing no matter what. My Dad held his breath when I drove to college. My gave me roots and wings. My Dad watched as I went forward and he picked me up when I fell. My Dad will be missed by his favorite kid.
January 9, 2019
Ms. Delores, Paulette, and the entire Oster Family. I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Larry. He was a great friend, and he thought me a lot about how to be an Usher. He was such a great Parishioner of St. Andrew. I'm sure going to miss him. May God spread his wings over you're entire Family and give you the strength to get through this most trying time.
Mitchell Yokum and Family.