Dorothy Podolsky Oshman, age 95, known by all who loved her as Dolly, passed away on June 19, 2017.
Dolly was born on August 19, 1921 in Baltimore, Maryland to Henry and Fannie Podolsky. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 1942 and soon afterward joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II where she served in the Edgewood Arsenal Chemical Warfare Program. In 1943, Dolly entered nursing school at Massachusetts General Hospital and graduated with a Registered Nursing degree. She took a position in the Gallinger Municipal Hospital in Washington, D.C. as the Psychiatric Nursing Instructor. While conducting class, Dolly met Dr. Joseph Oshman, an intern at the time. The love-at-first sight encounter led to 62 years of marriage.
Dolly has resided in Corpus Christi since moving here with her husband in 1953. She has been active in the community, having performed volunteer work for the Boy Scouts of America, the Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Planned Parenthood, the Reach to Recovery Program of the American Cancer Society, and the Jewish Community Council Preschool. Dolly is a member of the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue. Dolly will be sorely missed by her family, friends, and acquaintances. She will always be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, and friend, as well as a “kind gracious elegant lady.”
Dolly was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Joseph Oshman, her sister, Sophia Podolsky, and her brother, Dr. William Podolsky.
She is survived by her four devoted children and spouses: Dr. Robert Oshman (Kymberley), Dr. Steven Oshman (Colleen), Scot Oshman (Deborah), and Sandra Oshman (Rick Riordan); her four grandchildren: Kari Oshman Rhodes (Scott), Brady Riordan (Jennifer), David Oshman (fiancé Jacqlyn), and Spencer Oshman, as well her great grandchild, Mason Riordan.
The family wishes to thank her devoted caregivers, Bea Fuentes and Azalia Romero, as well as the dedicated staff at Angel Bright Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.