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Shrewsbury, MA 01545
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Oscar Shadbegian

Oscar A Shadbegian

Tuesday, April 2nd, 1940 - Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
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Obituary

Oscar A. “Oskie” Shadbegian, 80, lifetime Shrewsbury resident, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday September 8, 2020 in the comfort of his home.

Born in Worcester and raised in Shrewsbury, Oskie was one of two sons of the late Arshag Shadbegian, Sr. and Sonia (DerSahagian) Shadbegian. He graduated from Shrewsbury High School, prior to attending both Worcester Junior College, receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering, and Ward School of Business. At 22 years old, Oscar enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, and served proudly until his honorable discharge in 1966. Upon returning home to Shrewsbury, he began his employment first with Fenwal, General Radio, and lastly, Warner Swayze. He became a “fixture” at Thomas Auto Parts, Shrewsbury, MA whose owners he viewed as “family.”

Oscar was a caring and compassionate soul who was known for his kindness, without expecting anything in return. He had a great love of animals, antique cars, jazz music, listening to his radio talk show programs, and studying vitamins, supplements, nutrition and organic foods. Oscar was a walking wealth of self-taught “book knowledge” and made the best healthy organic vegetarian pizza in New England!

Throughout his life, Oscar carried with him a deep love and respect for his Armenian heritage. His mother, having been a survivor of the Armenian Genocide at a young age, was the foundation of that love.

Oscar leaves his brother, Archie P. Shadbegian, Jr. and his wife Sharon, of Shrewsbury.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the Armenian Church of Our Savior, 87 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.

A graveside service, with Military Honors, will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday September 14, 2020 in Section 99 of Hope Cemetery, 119 Webster Street, Worcester, MA. Masks will be required at the cemetery, and social distancing measures will be taken.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, September 14th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, September 14th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Hope Cemetery
    Address
    119 Webster Street
    WORCESTER, MA 01603
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    Notes
    Graveside service will be held in Section 99 of Hope Cemetery.
  • Interment

    Location
    Hope Cemetery
    Address
    119 Webster Street
    WORCESTER, MA 01603-1991
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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  • US Air Force

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Dadene Gonet

Posted at 09:53pm
My heart is saddened tonight learning of your passing, you were such a dear Man. I truly enjoyed our in depth chats about organic foods and vaccines, your incredible knowledge and passion delivering it always left me feeling rewarded. Thank you for being you, I know you are resting in your sweet peace you have so richly earned. We will miss you friend 💔
Dadene & Joe Gonet
JP

Judy Polito

Posted at 04:41pm
Archie & Sharon My deep & heartfelt sympathy to you on the loss of your beloved brother Oscar Always stopped to talk to him at Thomases He was always so friendly & kind
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Bootleg

Posted at 03:25pm
Oscar I am shocked and saddened to learn of your passing Rest In Peace

Bootleg
JG

Joe George

Posted at 03:06pm
Archie & family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother.
He was a good guy.
May he Rest In Peace 🙏
BD

Bob DiCicco

Posted at 11:00am
Loved catching up with him. Will miss our conversations.
My condolences to Archie and his family.
Bob DiCicco
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