David H. Oswalt

April 13, 1970 ‒ October 27, 2014

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Big in stature and kind in spirit, Dave Oswalt admired the outdoors and loved hanging out with family.  Whether hunting, fishing, or just getting together with family and friends Dave was content in life.  A big man with a big heart, Dave can now rest after a valiant battle with cancer.  On Monday, October 27, 2014 David H. Oswalt passed away surrounded by his loving family.  He was 44.

The son of Charles and Linda (Guisinger) Oswalt, David was born April 13, 1970 in Mansfield.  Dave graduated from Lexington High School and Pioneer Career Center in 1988.  A certified journeyman welder, Dave began his career at Emerson Process Management where he currently was head of shipping.

Dave lived to hunt and fish, taking fishing trips to New York State, Lake Michigan and Lake Erie, as well as fished locally.

He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

David is survived by his wife Amanda (Goff) Oswalt and their children Joseph and Hollee Oswalt all of Lexington; parents Charles and Linda Oswalt of Lexington; brother Matthew (Stacy) Oswalt and their son Gage of Fredericktown, sister Renee (Dwight) Oswalt and their daughter Amelia of Mifflin; numerous aunt, uncles and extended family.

The family will receive friends Friday, October 31, 2014 from 3-6pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a memorial service celebrating the life of David Oswalt will begin at 6pm.

The Oswalt family would like to thank the staff from Hospice of North Central Ohio for their compassionate and attentive care given to David.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oswalt family (please write checks in care of Amanda Oswalt).

The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Oswalt family and online condolences to them may be made at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

Big Man-You will live in our hearts forever!

  • We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family for Dave’s passing. I worked for Shafer for 25 years and retired as president in 2011. I always considered Dave as one of the most outgoing and positive persons that I had the opportunity to meet and work with. He always had a smile on his face every time I talked with him and he often talked about his family. He was an honest and hard working man who will be sorely missed and remain in the memories of many co-workers and friends who had the opportunity to know him. God bless his soul.

    John & Nancy Kurtz

  • I was deeply saddened by the news of David’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

    Jamie (Hassinger) Bell & Family

  • Mandy & family,

    I am very sorry to hear about Dave’s illness and passing. My deepest sympathy to all of you during this time.

  • You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of David. We would love to come to the funeral except I am not permitted to drive. I recently had hip surgery again & I am not cleared to drive. You will be in our prayers during this
    saddened times.

    William Guisinger and Family

  • Was so sorry to hear about Dave. I am so sorry that I cannot be there for the services. Please know that we are thinking of your family and are in our thoughts and prayers during this trying time. Love you guys!

  • So sorry for the loss of Big Dave…I will never forget all the laughs years ago. My deepest sympathy for the family especially the children…

  • We are so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry to learn of the passing of David. We only recently had learned of his battle with cancer. We extend our sympathy to his family and Linda and Chuck. It is not easy to lose our loved ones. May God comfort you at this time and the future. Sincerely, Bob and Evajean Brubaker

  • Our deepest condolences. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

    Jay, Amy, Ellie, and Maggie

  • My heart goes out to you. Dave graduated with my son, George Maschke. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.