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Charles John Oshinsky

Charles John Oshinsky
  • December 20, 1927 - September 11, 2019
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Bethany United Methodist Church
    1853 Maybank Highway
    James Island, SC 29412
  • or to:
  • Veteran's Victory House
    2461 Sidneys Road
    Walterboro, SC 29488

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“On behave of Charleston Drove #231,we send you and your family our greatest heart felt sympathy. Many blessings, Robin Bellah, 2019 President. ”
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“So very sad to hear of Mr. Oshinsky's passing. I had the pleasure of meeting him at Dr.Probst's dental office where I worked. He and his wife Edith...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Cindy Van Pinxteren - Summerville, SC

“Dear Mrs. Oshinsky, Stephen, Michael, and Karen,I am sorry for your loss. Mr. Oshinksy was a spirited person whom I enjoyed knowing when I was...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Russell Sullivan - Mechanicsburg, PA

“Edith and family, so sorry to hear about your husband passing. Sending love, hugs and prayers for all. Miss you much! ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Brenda Capps - Dorchester, SC

Charles John Oshinsky, 91, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Edith Ilse Weyknecht Oshinsky entered into eternal rest Wednesday, September 11, 2019. His Funeral Service will be held Monday, September 23, 2019 in Bethany United Methodist Church, 1853 Maybank Hwy. at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Entombment with Masonic rites will follow in Magnolia Cemetery. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Charles was born December 20, 1927 in Library, Pennsylvania, son of the late John Charles Oshinsky and the late Catherine King Oshinsky. He was a Flight Engineer with the United States Air Force having served for 21 years. Charles worked at AVCO, was a City of Charleston Police Officer, and Public Safety Officer at MUSC. He held memberships in the following fraternal organizations: Royal Order of Scotland, IPA, Charleston York Rite College, Elks, Masons, Shriners, Fraternal Order of Police, American Legion Post #147, Knights Templar and VFW James Island. Charles was a volunteer at the SC Aquarium where he was able to participate in feeding the sea turtles and a volunteer through DNR. He was an accomplished gardener, having grown his own kiwi fruit and liked to make jams and jellies from his bounty.

Charles is survived by his wife, Edith of Charleston, SC; two sons: Michael J. Oshinsky of North Charleston, SC and Stephen M. Oshinsky (Marla) of Madison, MS; one daughter, Karen D. Buerkle (William) of Charleston, SC; one brother, William T. Oshinsky (Barbara) of Erie, PA; and one sister, Gertrude O. McGill of Meadville, PA. Also surviving are four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Max.

He was predeceased by his sister, Marie O. Carter and a daughter-in-law, Linda T. Oshinsky.

Memorials may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 1853 Maybank Highway, Charleston, SC 29412 or The Veteran's Victory House, 2461 Sidneys Road, Walterboro, SC 29488.

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Magnolia Cemetery

70 Cunnington Avenue Charleston, SC 29405