David Richard Oser

by | Dec 1, 2022 | Obituaries

Henrico, Va.—David Richard Oser, 71, of Henrico, passed away November 11, 2022.

David was preceded in death by his father, Beryl Julian Oser. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nancy Nachman Oser; his three children, Jeffrey Lee Oser, Courtney Oser McGrade (Patrick), and Jennifer Oser Si!verman (Zalmo); his four amazing grandchildren, Baila Mafka, Dov Yaakov, Chaya Mushka, and Miriam Rose; his mother, Thelma Fine Oser; and his younger brothers, Steven Oser (Roberta), and Kenneth Oser (Barby); as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Born May 27, 1951, David grew up in Newport News. He ran cross country in high school and in college at the University of Richmond. After college, he met his bride, who he lovingly called “Nancy Anne” and “Mrs. O,” and they had three children.

He worked for 14 years at Jefferson Clothing, earned a master’s degree in Humanities, and eventually, he and Mrs. O opened their own shoe store, Just For Comfort, which they ran for 20 years. The master’s degree was earned while he had three young children, an incredible achievement that epitomized his lifelong curiosity and love of learning. He loved to teach as well, teaching Sunday school for nearly two decades of seventh graders at Beth Ahabah. Even after he retired, he became a substitute teacher for Henrico County and was a wellness coach at the YMCA.

He loved fitness and nature, especially long brisk walks at Deep Run Park and around the lake at University of Richmond. Most of all, David will be remembered by all who knew him as a kind and gentle human who loved and cared for his family and took great pride in all of their personal and professional accomplishments.

Funeral services were held at the Cannon Memorial Chapel at the University of Richmond.

Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Beth Ahabah, the Alzheimer’s Association, or any charity of your choice in his memory.