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Dr. Cletus James Oswald

October 9, 1931 — August 10, 2022

Dr. Cletus James Oswald

Dr. Cletus James Oswald, age 90 of Parma, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. Beloved husband of Patricia Mary (nee Schreiner) for 66 years; loving father of John (Sharon), David (Annemarie), Lori Watson (Bruce), and Mark (Denise); devoted grandfather of Jessica Chapman (Derrick), Shannon Duqum (Brandon), Chelsea Hall (Ian), and Matthew (Shea O'Brien), Kristoffer and Brittany, Bruce Watson, and Jackson; great-grandfather of Connor and Kayden Chapman, Wren Duqum, and Owen Hall. Preceded in death by his parents, Cletus and Charlotta Oswald (nee Schoder) and sister, Anne Winkler (Robert).

Having served his country as a Captain in the US Air Force, Dr. Oswald served his fellow veterans as a dentist with the VA Hospital, both in University Circle and the Brecksville location. He instructed dental students at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Oswald enjoyed woodworking, creating cradles and rocking horses for his grandchildren as well as benches, bookshelves, and other useful items. He especially loved relaxing by the pool or on the beach, keeping a keen eye on the weather and perfecting his tan.

Private interment with Air Force Military Honors at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park, OH.

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