Remembering Helen Oswald


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R. Shawn Hewitt
Remembering Helen Oswald

I asked Bill Horton to share a few words about Helen Oswald, who recently passed away. Here is what he had to say:

I do know their family but not very close. Her and Ossie (who is still alive) were long time dealers who's main specialty was paper money and helped build many collections for collectors. They were always willing to work with collectors and help them. She would always have the special boxes on the back table to show you when you had finished looking through their cases. She would always say, "Wait lets take a look through these to see if there is something there with a big smile. You knew at that point there was something in them that you needed.

I will miss her.

Helen J. Oswald, 80, of Emmaus, died on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in Fellowship Manor in Whitehall. She was the wife of Vernon H. Oswald, Sr. The couple celebrated 61 years of marriage on August 5. Born in Linton, ND, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Cecelia (Malsom) Feist. She was the co-owner of Ossies Coin Shop in Allentown for 50 years. Survivors: Husband; children, Linda Kemp and her husband Jeff of Emmaus, Vernon Oswald, Jr. and his wife Debbie of Florida and Tami Laughlin and her husband, Phil of Macungie; grandchildren, Thomas Reed, Tricia Lee and her husband Spencer, Cody Oswald, Clifford and Cory Erb and Samantha Laughlin; great-granddaughters, Shaina and Sadie Lee; and five siblings. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 225 Elm St., Emmaus PA. Call 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, in the funeral home. Interment in Northwood Cemetery, Emmaus. Contributions: Memorial donations may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut St., Emmaus, PA 18049.