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Oscar E. Squire

January 19, 1930 — February 2, 2021

Oscar E. Squire, 91, of Upper Allen Twp., passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at the Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home, Carlisle.

Born in Rutherford on January 19, 1930, he was the son of the late Rex R. and Mabel (Wolfe) Squire. He was raised by his beloved Aunt Lou (Squire) and Uncle Earl Whitman in Lemoyne. He was proud to be a native of Lemoyne. He graduated from Lemoyne High School in 1948 and made many lifelong friends. He began a ‘breakfast club’ with his classmates that continued until the pandemic forced its end. He served honorably in the United States Navy aboard the destroyer USS Charles H. Roan from 1948 until 1952. He was proud of his service and had many memorable adventures and stories he often shared with his family and friends. He was the widower of Shirley Mae (Kohler) Squire with whom he enjoyed 60 years of marriage, and was also preceded in death by daughter, Barbara Lou Squire, brother, Pressley R. Squire and sister, Bettie (Squire) Snell.

Surviving are two sons, Michael E. Squire and his wife, Barbara D. of Mechanicsburg, and Matthew R. Squire and his wife Beth Myers of Washington, D.C.; a grandson, S. Lucas Squire, granddaughter, Elizabeth M. Squire and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was the co-owner/operator of West Shore Electric, Lemoyne; a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lemoyne; a life member of Ickesburg Sportsman Club; V.F.W. Post 7530, Lower Allen Twp.; American Legion Post 143, New Cumberland; the N.R.A.; Eureka West Shore Lodge #302 F. & A.M., Mechanicsburg; and the Harrisburg Consistory. Oscar thoroughly enjoyed his family and friends. He was wise and had an endearing sense of humor. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his loved ones in Perry County relishing nature. He often remarked how thankful he was for the extraordinary life he led.

Private services will be held at this time with a public Celebration of Life to be held once the pandemic has ended. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, ( 509 Hummel Avenue, Lemoyne, PA 17043.


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