Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 7, 2012

Oscar Lewis was born March 14, 1930, in Reserve to Charley Lewis and Beatrice Wright. He was the second born of two children.

Oscar enlisted into the United States Army on Nov. 16, 1951, serving during the Korean Conflict (1950-1955). He received an honorable discharge on Nov. 10, 1952, as a private with awards that included the Combat Infantryman Badge, Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars and a United Nations Service Medal.

Oscar was employed by the City of Los Angeles for 25 dedicated years in the Department of Public Works. After his retirement, he became a certified locksmith. Oscar enjoyed vacation road trips and traveling to Las Vegas.

Oscar Lewis never married and never had children.

On Feb. 27, 2012, Oscar made his transition. His father and mother preceded him in passing.

He leaves to cherish his memory his sister, Stella Mae Malone, nephew Robert W. Malone Jr. and spouse Gloria, niece Beatrice Malone Cook and spouse Kevin, great nieces Tiffany Malone and Lauren Michelle Cook, great nephews Olu Ranti Robert Malone Jr. and Kevin Ranu Cook Jr., great-great niece Megan Stella Malone, great-great nephew Foster Bell and host of other relatives and friends.