Vivian Oser

Obituary of Vivian Oser

Vivian Van Cleef Oser

July 16, 1917 – January 25, 2018

Monroe, NY


Vivian Van Cleef Oser, a longtime resident of Monroe, NY, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones on Thursday, January 25, 2018. She was 100 years old.


The daughter of the late John Alton Van Cleef and Marion (Bush) Van Cleef, Vivian was born on July 16, 1917 in Pompton Lakes, NJ. She was predeceased by her loving siblings, Mary Lou Manna, Marion Boo, John, Bill and Bud Van Cleef and her daughter-in-law Catherine Oser.


Vivian took pride in working at the Red Apple Rest, Thompson Diner, Tony's Park Inn and the Bright Star. She will be remembered for her warm smile and dedication.


One of Vivian's fondest memories was spending summers as a young girl with her loving grandfather Hudson G. Bush in Central Valley going for rides in his horse and buggy. She loved beauty in nature and her dogs. Vivian was caring, full of love and warmth. Her family was her world.


Vivian is survived by her children: Holly Dean-Oser (children Dawn, Melissa and Gary), Jerrold Oser (children Debbie, Jerry, Jason and Jessica), Paul Oser (wife Mary Ellen children Danny, Paul and David), Donna Wiegert (children Jennifer and John), 23 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, many in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends and family too numerous to list but not forgotten.


Visitation will be held on Friday, February 2nd, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY 10950. A Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home beginning at 12:00 PM. Interment will follow at Cemetery of the Highlands, Highland Mills, NY.


In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial contribution to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.