From a contemporary press report:
Oscar S. Hargett Jr., 83, a retired office assistant director in the office of the secretary of the Navy who also was a retired Navy Reserve captain, died April 18, 1998 at his home in Bethesda, Maryland. He had arteriosclerosis.
Captain Hargett, who retired from the Navy Reserve in 1975, worked for the Navy Department's analysis and review office for 24 years before retiring in 1973.
In retirement, he did volunteer work for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase YMCA. He was a member of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Potomac and the Military Order of the World Wars.
Captain Hargett, a Washington area resident since 1938, was a graduate of Birmingham Southern College in his native Alabama, and received a master's degree in economics from George Washington University. He served as a Navy officer aboard the carrier Shangri-La in the Pacific during World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary Bennett Hargett of Bethesda; three sons, Richard, of Loganville, Ga., James, of Wheaton, and J. David Hargett of Annapolis; two daughters, Jane Martens of Potomac, and Laura Rubbley of Bethesda; two sisters, Dorothy Jumper of Gastonia, N.C., and Nell Jones of Lakeland, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
HARGETT, OSCAR SARGENT, JR.
On Saturday, April 18, 1998, of Bethesda, Maryland. beloved husband of Mary Bennett Hargett; father of Richard David Hargett, Jane Martens and Laura Ruffley; brother of Dorothy Jumper and Nell Jones. Also survived by four grandchildren, Christopher, Rick, Ashley and Skye. Services will be held at the Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel on Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 3 p.m. Interment with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Make-a-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlanic, 10920 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD 20895.
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