Elias Kausin Oyzon, 80

Born on 02/16/1933 to Margaritta Kausin and Proceso Albaran Oyzon departed this life on Monday, December 30,2013

Survivors include his wife, Paraluman Lomy) Oyzon; daughters Elouise Oyzon of Rochester, NY; Elice R Oyzon of Stafford, Va; Elaine Oyzon-Mast of Atlanta, GA; sons, John Elliott Oyzon of Phoenix, AZ and Benjamin E Oyzon of Brooklyn, NY; sons-in-law James McMurtrie; Chakib El Ghazzali; and Curtis Mast. He was wonderfully blessed with seven grandsons, AidanConnor and Gabriel McMurtrie, twins Elias Robert and Ethan Arthur and Evan Aurelio “Bootzer” Mast; and Ibrahim “Brahim” Oyzon El Ghazzalli. He was pre-deceased by three older brothers, Salvador, Dominador and Dionisio Oyzon. He has three surviving sisters, Dolores Oyzon Basco, Sister Sally Oyzon, SSC, and Lourdes Oyzon Parugganan. He has various cousins, nephews, and nieces, all claiming to be his favorite, and loved them all.

Elias K Oyzon served in the Army of the United States 25 April 1953-April 1961 and the Department of the Air Force April 1961 to 30 April 1981. He served in the Korean Conflict and the Viet Nam War.

He had a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He was an avid golfer; travelled and journalled his thoughts and observations that so endeared him to his listeners and readers.

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Dad had an accent that I didn’t hear, but my friends said was (duh) there. He did put an “e” in front of any word that began with an ess. Estupid.

I would take it as a great thing if you filled out more dad stories in the comments. Much much better way to get a sense of dad’s life than a list of jobs and names and relations.