Oswald V. Blow “Ozzie” 79, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born at home in Sciota, New York on December 23, 1935, the son of Edward and Lena Blow. He graduated from Canton College and was drafted into the Army twice during the Berlin Crisis.
After receiving an honorable discharge, he was employed by the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets as a Dairy Products Inspector. In 1964 he married Dolores Tolcser and they have been residents of Malta for 51 years.
Ozzie loved to garden and gave most of his produce away. He enjoyed bowling and golfing with his friends. He was a 4H leader and served as Esquire for the Ballston Spa Elks for many years.
Ozzie was an active member of the Malta Ridge Volunteer Fire Co for 49 years and currently served as the Fire Co. Historian. He was the treasurer of the Dunning Street Cemetery and was instrumental in the restoration of the cemetery. Ozzie participated in the Town of Malta Historical Group and wrote several articles for the Malta Memories Book.
He was predeceased by his sisters Rhea Grass and Corrine Blow, and brothers Lloyd and Hillard Blow.
Ozzie is survived by his wife Dolores; son Victor DeBeau (Nancy) of Austin, Texas, and daughter Kathleen Schinella-Lizewski (Ted) of Poughkeepsie; grandchildren Dayna and Camryn DeBeau, Dawn and Rialee Schinella; sister Joanne Green (Henry) of Plattsburgh; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 9:30am Saturday, December 5, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in Dunning St Cemetery, Malta. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 4 from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street Ballston Spa.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dunning Street Rural Cemetery Association, 150 Van Aernem Road, Malta, NY 12020.