Elizabeth C. Oswald, 71, artist, District Court clerk

December 19, 2005

Elizabeth C. Oswald a former court clerk and artist, died of brain cancer Thursday at her home in Curtis Bay. She was 71.

She was born Elizabeth Carozza in Catonsville and graduated from Notre Dame Preparatory School in 1952 and from Trinity College in Washington in 1956 with a degree in art history.

In 1957, she married Woodin H. Oswald Sr. and spent the next 20 years raising her four children.

An art lover who enjoyed sketching, watercolors and pottery, she received her master's degree in art history from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1974.

For about 15 years, she worked at the Baltimore County District Court as a clerk until her retirement in 2001.

In their spare time, Mr. and Mrs. Oswald enjoyed dancing, playing tennis and creating clay objects.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Loudon Park Cemetery, 3620 Wilkens Ave.

In addition to her husband, survivors include three sons, Mark H. Oswald of Catonsville, Eugene Richard Oswald of Curtis Bay and Woodin H. Oswald Jr. of Catonsville; a sister, Susan Gough of Leonardtown; and two grandchildren. Another son, John Woodin Randolph Oswald, died in 2003.

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