Arthur Charles Oswald Jr.

December 25, 1938January 1, 2018
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Arthur Charles Oswald Jr., age 79 passed away on January 1, 2018 at Bay Area Regional Medical Center in Webster TX surrounded by family after a short illness. Art was born on December 25, 1938 to Doris Canon Branch and Arthur C. Oswald, Sr. in St. Louis, MO. He grew up in Houston and raised his family in Pasadena TX where he was avid in community organizations, Rotary Club, Friends of the Library, Bay Area Aggies Club, Jaycees, Masonic Lodge, 1155 and his church; Clear Lake Presbyterian.

Art attended Austin High School and graduated in 1957. He attended Texas A&M University and married his sweetheart Jodine in 1959. One of his lifelong dreams was to return to A&M and he was incredibly supportive of their scholarship programs.

Art had many occupations and hobbies but one of the jobs he loved most was his family business – Art Oswald Printing & Office Supply Inc. in Pasadena TX from 1978 – 1997.

Art was preceded in death by both parents and his brother, Stewart Oswald and his first wife, Jodine Long.

Art is survived by Linda, his loving wife of 20 years; his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Art and Jodine raised 4 children; Denise Hyland and husband Mark; Robin Thames and husband Kevin; Arthur Oswald III and wife Karen and Stewart Oswald and wife Christine. When Art and Linda married his wonderful family expanded with Steven and Nina Rhodes. His close family included 11 grandchildren Tanya Hyland, Shawn Hyland and wife Kelli; Jennifer Ashworth and husband Matthew, Kendall Hollis, Geoffrey Hollis and wife Melody; Amanda Oswald, Collin Oswald, Triple Oswald, Austin Oswald, Morgan Collins and husband Cody; and Juan Gonzalez. There are 3 great grandchildren and his dog, Gracie misses him too.

He is also survived by his sister Lane Harris and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held at Forest Park East at 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster TX 77598. The family will be greeting friends and relatives at 5:00 – 8:00 pm on Friday, January 5.

A funeral service will be held at Clear Lake Presbyterian Church at 1511 El Dorado Blvd., Houston TX 77062 on Saturday, January 6 at 11:30. Burial will follow at Forest Park East at 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster TX 77598. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Clear Lake Presbyterian Church (1511 El Dorado Blvd., Houston TX 77062) or The Bay Area Aggie Club (ATTN: Mark Sprague at 14930 Wilderness Cliff Court, Houston TX 77062).


  • Visitation Friday, January 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 6, 2018

Arthur Charles Oswald Jr.

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Leo Waltz

January 12, 2018

I was in the League City Jaycees and was on the area team that ran Art for office in the Texas Jaycees. I still have the team necktie (ties for men and scarfs for the ladies, all in the same pattern). I've lost contact with most of the Jaycees over the years but have thought of Art every time I see that necktie. RIP


January 8, 2018

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Frank Nadolney

January 8, 2018

To the family of "Big Art",

I graduated from Austin High School with Art. He had a great sense of humor and knowledge. He was very civic minded! He really cared about our community.

Dennis & Val Nesser

January 8, 2018

On behalf of Val and myself, our deepest sympathies to the family on the passing of our very long-time friend, Art. We remember fondly our many years in the Texas Jaycees and hold these years dear to us. We pray for Art that he may be in the company of our Lord. And we pray for the family, that they may have peace. Our love to the family.


January 5, 2018

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

A. L.

January 5, 2018

May the bereaved family be comforted by reflecting on God's promise to be with you and to help you cope with your great loss. Isaiah 40:13.

Frances and Ken

January 5, 2018

Art, Karen, Amanda and Collin and the Oswald families,
Ken and I are praying for comfort and love sent from God for all of you during this time. We love you and wish you kind memories and reminders of the wonderful time you spent with Arthur Jr. You are special friends that we thank our Lord for blessing us with your friendship.
Frances Boutin and Kenneth Erickson

Jim Kidd

January 4, 2018

Art was a good friend and neighbor, always willing to lend a helping hand. I am going to miss him. Jim

Moses Moreno

January 4, 2018

On behalf of Chalks Truck Parts we are deeply saddened of the loss of our friend. To the Oswald family we extend our condolences and pray God will continue to bless his family.

Claudia Hollis

January 4, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Art was a very Blessed man to have such an abundance of loving family members and friends. He was a very kind and loving person and will be truly missed by all that knew him. Please take comfort in knowing that he no longer suffers and that he is now in the loving arms of our Lord. May your wonderful memories and shared stories of your times with Art also bring you peace and comfort during this time. God Bless.
Love, hugs and prayers to you all.