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Oak, Walter E.

Walter Edson Oak, a resident of Hyde Park for the past 35 years, and formerly of Dorchester, died Monday, December 22nd, 2008 at the Parkwell Nursing Home in Hyde Park.  He was 89.  Walter was born October 18, 1919 in East Boston, the only child of Edson and Lillian (Whittendale) Oak.  He graduated from East Boston High School and earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Boston University.  He served in the army during World War Two.  Walter was an amateur photographer, and a member and Past Master of Raboni Lodge AF & AM of Needham, and a Past Patron of Samoset Lodge OES of Norwood.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth Ethel (Cogswell) Oak.  Visiting hours will be held Friday, Dec 26th from 7-9 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Walter’s funeral will be Saturday at 10 AM at the funeral home followed by burial in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton with military honors.  Donations in his memory to the Shriner’s Burns Institute, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114 would be appreciated.

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  1. Susan Cogswell Lemn
    January 4th, 2009 | 4:54 am

    I am sorry to hear about Uncle Walter’s passing. Although I haven’t seen him for many years, I remember him fondly. He told me and my siblings his real name was Uncle Bozo. What a funny sense of humor he bestowed upon us. My biological Aunt Ethel showed so much love to us all, and it just never surpised me that she was my Dad’s favorite sister.

    Aloha Pumehana A Hui Hou!

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