Maria Oster


Maria Stilianessis Oster, 84 Died April 10th 2017 peacefully at home where she lived with her Daughter Andreann Geise and son in law Rick Geise. She was predeceased by her Husband Clyde J Oster and she will be buried next to him in Arlington National Cemetery.

She was Born December 18th, 1932 in Kefalonia, Greece to the late Panayiotis Stilianessis and Amalia Peristianou. Maria was a very outgoing and caring person who worked long hours while also attended medical school in Athens Greece. Later working as a microbiologist she met her husband Clyde Oster, they traveled extensively while he was in the military and later civil service until they settled down in NJ where they raised their daughter Andreann while running various food establishments. They retired in Myrtle Beach where Maria attended Coastal Carolina University receiving a Bachelors of Science with a major in health promotions in 1996 at the age of 64. She loved learning as well as passing on that knowledge and had a gift for languages speaking 7 fluently and communication in 3 more.

She is survived by two brothers Spiro Stilianessis and Jerry Stilianessis and three sisters, Paraskevi Tarazi, Evangelia Pefanis and Niki Cogdell. She is predeceased by two brothers Philip Stilianessis and Jimmy Stilianessis and one sister Lilly Markham

The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 19th from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM at McMillan-Small Funeral Home, with a prayer service following beginning at 6:00 PM. She will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The date of burial will be announced as soon as it is available.

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Patsy Smith
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Conway, SC
Created On: 11/16/2017 20:11:12

Andreann, I am so sorry on the loss of your mother. I was the estate clerk that helped you and your mother on your father's estate. Your mother was so sweet. Y'all brought me some delicious cookies she had made for me. I have retired now. Wish I could be there to help you now. Thinking of you.

Natasha Fesenko Gies
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Bayville, NJ
Created On: 04/20/2017 20:05:41

I am honored to say I was fortunate enough to have been in Mrs. Osters life. An amazing women who will be missed greatly. R.I.P. my heavenly angel ??

Dede Mavris
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Myrtle Beach
Created On: 04/20/2017 20:04:40

She was such a remarkable person, strong, kind and caring. And how she loved her pets and family! "Heaven's gain. Our Loss"s

Christos Stilianessis
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Wayne NJ
Created On: 04/20/2017 20:03:56

Nouna (godmother) your were the always showed me the right things to do as you always gave me the opportunity to expand my knowledge. You always made sure to express your love not only for your awesome daughter but for all of your nieces and nephews.
You will be missed.
I love you.
Love ,

Melina Miller
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Myrtle Beach, SC
Created On: 04/20/2017 20:02:21

What an amazing life; full of so many accomplishments. I had no idea she spoke so many languages and studied microbiology. I enjoyed the time I spent with her. She was very motivated and determined to stay strong. So sorry for your loss.

Lisa Douthit
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Conway, SC
Created On: 04/20/2017 20:01:17

I may have only met her once in person, but knowing her daughter through my on-line support group, Care Warriors, Maria was an inspiration in how she lived her life. Being a fellow microbiologist, she has inspired me to go back and finish my Masters, late in life, as she did. Rest in peace, Maria.



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