He would have been commissioned 2nd Lieutenant US Army, Syracuse ROTC but for an unfortunate shortened broken leg disability. Oscar was fleet of foot becoming New York State Champion in track for Fayetteville High. He ran for SU, the quarter mile with the formed SU football star Jim Brown. Oscar belonged to Theta Chi Fraternity.
Oscar was concerned with perfection and worked many years with the best craftsmen around Skaneateles. In spite of his university education, he preferred to work with his hands yet all the while soaking up all the knowledge he could find from the world’s great minds and ex founders of truth and goodness. On top of all was the Bible. People in Skaneateles will remember Oscar most for being a village philosopher, Christian evangelist soul winner and a man who studied law to the extent that he helped many be able to defend themselves in court.
Oscar is predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Simpson of Lakeview Circle, his wife, Theresa and infant daughter, Rebecca.
He is survived by his older brother John, younger brother Alan (Evelyn), and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial celebration of Oscar’s life held at St. James Church, Skaneateles on Wednesday, the 21st of March at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations may be made to St. James Church and Syracuse Rescue Mission.
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