Henry J. Oscar, 83, Of Stamford, Founder Of Oscarvision Systems

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STAMFORD, Conn. - Henry J. Oscar of Stamford died Wednesday, Dec. 4. He was 83.

Oscar was born April 10, 1930, in Stamford, to John P. and Stanislawa Oscar. He attended Stamford High School and graduated in 1949. He then attended and graduated from the Parsons School of Design, New York University Engineering Special Class and the Bridgeport Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering program. He was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve for four years. 

Upon graduating and earning his degree in engineering, he began his career in 1950 at the Yale & Towne Corp. In 1951 he began work at the Gorn Electric Co. From 1953 to 1968, he worked for the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. In 1968, he began his career in video with the MPO Videotronics System.

In 1973 he founded his own company, Oscarvision Systems Inc. In 1997 he retired after 22 years as founder and president of Oscarvision Systems in Stamford.

Oscar was a member of the Rotary Club of Stamford and was a baritone soloist at St. John’s Episcopal Church, St. Andrews Episcopal, and the First Presbyterian Church in Darien.

Oscar is survived by his wife, Marie Oscar of Stamford; daughters, Deborah Marie Oscar of Old Lyme, Leslie Jean Oscar of Greenwich, Kimberly Elizabeth Oscar Simmons (Charles) of Fairfield and Alison Joan Oscar (Peter) Ravetto of Rowayton; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; and brother, John Oscar.

Calling hours are Sunday, Dec. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford. A procession will leave the funeral home Monday, Dec. 9, at 10:30 a.m. for St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 566 Elm St., Stamford, for a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Interment will be privately held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 424 E. 92nd St. New York, NY 10128-6804 or online or to The Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L St., NW, Washington, DC 20037 or online.

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