Obituary of Oscar John Kastner, Jr.
Oscar John Kastner, Jr. was born June 24, 1928 in Kansas City, MO to Oscar John Kastner, Sr. and Irene (Richardson) Kastner. He passed from this life on September 23, 2020 at the age of 92. Oscar was a well-known and loved member of First United Methodist Church in Tulsa. He recently completed training to become a Care Chaplain through the Pastoral Care ministry and has served as a volunteer in the Stephen Ministry, Prison Fellowship, Evangelism Explosion, Healing Ministry, and Beacon Sunday school class. Outside of church volunteerism, Oscar was also in active leadership as President and Newsletter Editor in NAMI Tulsa (National Alliance on Mental Illness). He received a service award (shown in image) for his many contributions to that organization and as advocate with the Oklahoma state legislature. He is also cofounder of the Crossroads Clubhouse community support center. Oscar worked most of his professional career as a mechanical engineer in the petroleum industry as sales manager for heat exchangers. In post-retirement Oscar worked at Oklahoma Methodist Manner as a maintenance engineer. Oscar is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy Jean (Davis) Kastner; and his son, Paul Kastner. He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Michael & Nancy Kastner, Keith Kastner and Kenneth Kastner; his sister, Margery (Kastner) Harris; and his grandchildren, Christopher, Johnathan, Sandra, Karly, Michael Lee, and Nicholas. A memorial service for friends and family will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020, at First United Methodist Church in Tulsa (11th & Boulder). The service will be a combined memorial for Oscar and for Paul Kastner, Oscar’s son who died in July. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in Oscar’s memory to Tulsa NAMI, 708 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74119 or to First United Methodist Church, Pastoral Care, 1115 South Boulder Ave W, Tulsa, OK 74119. Ninde Funeral Directors, Brookside (918) 742-5556.
Friday, October 30, 2020
First United Methodist Church
1115 S. Boulder Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States