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March 22, 2019

Submitted by the family

Milvia Y. Oxer, age 93, of Orlando, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Cornerstone Hospice at ORMC following a brief illness. Blessedly, she was surrounded during her final week of life by all her immediate family including: Harold, her husband of 71 years, and her two daughters, Ruth and Pamela.

Born on December 2, 1925, in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Joseph and Sophie Diamond Spivak, Milvia married fellow Brooklynite Harold Lester Oxer in 1947. They spent most of their life in Connecticut, where Harold worked as an aerospace engineer for the United Technologies Corp. and Milvia served for several years as registrar for the National Morgan Horse Association. They moved to Orlando in 1990.

Milvia and Harold loved to travel and they loved the outdoors. They visited campgrounds large and small across the U.S. and Canada (often bringing their grandsons with them) and toured extensively all around the world.

Milvia is survived by her husband, Harold; and daughters, Ruth Oxer-Hasenzhal, Jacksonville, Fla .; and Pamela (Matthew) Bates, Derwood, Md. She is also survived by her grandchildren—Jeremy (Jessica) Bates, Daniel (Sheila Kragie) Bates, Jonathan Hasenzahl and Michael Hasenzahl; and two great-grandchildren, Elon Kragie Bates and Henry Joseph Bates. She was predeceased by her brother, Eugene Spivak.

A graveside service was held at Ohev Shalom Cemetery, with Rabbi Gary Karlin of Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation officiating.

In memory of Milvia Y. Oxer, the family requests contributions to the American Cancer Society, http://www.cancer.org

Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando FL 32810. 407-599-1180 http://www.bethshalommemorialchapel.com.


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