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Ozer (Oz) Akra
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    1447 Folly Road
    Charleston, SC 29412

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“Oz was one of the most interesting, warm and kind people I have had the good fortune to meet. We met as volunteers in the library. We spent hours...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Cherie Bierman - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Oz was a member of our book club at the Mount Pleasant Library. We were speaking of him at the last meeting and wondered where he had been and...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Lucy Taylor - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Oz was one of the sweetest people I've had the pleasure of knowing.....a "gentle" man in every sense of the word. I loved sitting next to him in...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: A friend

“Oz was a neighbor and a friend to me. He was such a kind and caring man. I will never forget the time he helped me, when there was no one else there....Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Celia Lorrris - Bluffton, SC


Mr. Ozer Akra (Oz) , entered peacefully into eternal rest on May 31, 2017. He was born in Istanbul, Turkey on July 3, 1932. He is survived by his son, Dirk Akra (Marianne) and special friends Ronald and Beverly Miedema. Oz was a truly unique man. He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. He was the sweetest, friendliest and most courteous man you could ever meet. He loved people and they loved him. He worked for Lufthansa German Airlines as a Flight Dispatcher in Germany and later in New York from 1961 until his retirement in 1991. He was a voracious reader during his retirement years as the employees of the Mount Pleasant Library will attest. He also used his talents volunteering at the library and participating in book discussions. He volunteered at Meals on Wheels for a number of years. He always wanted to help others in any way he could. He was a self-taught, award winning artist. He gave many of his paintings to friends who he knew would appreciate them. His most precious paintings were of his two dogs Tori and Gigha. He was an animal lover. He often carried dog treats with him as he was taking his daily walks just in case he encountered a neighbor's furry friend. He was fluent in three languages: Turkish, German and English. He learned the English language by watching western movies and television shows. He achieved a lifetime dream of traveling out west to see the old western towns. He visited the White Stallion Ranch in Tucson where was able to live like a cowboy for a week each year. It was there that he met and adopted his horse Roper. When he returned to South Carolina he made a painting of Roper which now is proudly displayed at the White Stallion Ranch. The friends of Ozer are invited to a drop-in "Celebration of the Life of Ozer Akra"on Sunday June 25th from 11:00AM - 1:00PM at Belle Hall Apartments Clubhouse located at 1600 Belle Pointe Drive in Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Pet Helpers Adoption Center, 1447 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412.