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Robert "Auggie" Oaks

November 1, 1925 — October 26, 2015

Robert "Auggie" Oaks

Robert "Auggie" Oaks, 89, of 17911 Reservoir Road, Saegertown, passed away Monday, October 26, 2015, days before his 90th birthday, at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown.

Auggie was born in Riddlesburg, on November 1, 1925, a son of the late Carl and Agnes (Conelly) Oaks.

On June 5, 1970, Auggie married Sylvia Sidney Foor; she survives.

He was a member of Saegertown United Methodist Church.

After 40 years of service, Auggie retired in 1989 from Local #84, out of Kent, OH, where he worked as a Heat and Frost Insulator. A 1943 graduate of Defiance High School, Auggie enlisted in the US Navy on June 8, 1943, just one day following his graduation, making it necessary to lie about his age in order to be accepted. He served his country honorably as a torpedo man until his discharge on November 21, 1947. He served in the Asiatic Pacific as well as the American Theater and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the WW II Victory Medal. Auggie loved Bedford County and hanging out at Tony's Bar in Riddlesburg. Over the years he had been a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars both in Bedford and Crawford Counties. Auggie was always the life of the party, he had a wonderful personality and will always be remembered as being a jokester, He took great pride in being "silver" for over 35 years. Auggie loved the outdoors, whether he was mowing his yard, hunting or fishing. He loved his wife's cooking, especially her desserts. It could be said that Auggie not only had a "sweet tooth" but a full mouth of "sweet teeth". He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.

In addition to his wife Sylvia of 45 years, Auggie is survived by four children, Karen Korodi and her husband Steve of Buffalo, NY, Eddie Oaks and his wife Liane of Otterburg, Germany, Carol Weed of Saegertown, Debra Rumzie and her husband Jeff of Saegertown, 10 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, his spiritual brother Larry "The Chili King" Miller and his wife Sharon of Saegertown numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Auggie was preceded in death by two sisters Dorothy McGraw, Rhoda Allen, two brothers Wayne Oaks and Carl Oaks, Jr.

A Celebration of Life Service and Full Military Honors by VFW Post #2006, will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Saegertown United Methodist Church, 620 Euclid Ave., Saegertown, with Rev. Darrell L. Greenawalt officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saegertown United Methodist Church, PO Box 689, 620 Euclid Ave. Saegertown, PA 16433.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. 330 Broad St., Saegertown, PA 16433.

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Past Services

A Celebration of Life Service

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Saegertown United Methodist Church

620 Euclid Avenue, Saegertown, PA 16433

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