Oscar Obert: 1929-2016

Posted on Jun 27 2016 - 5:25pm by DV

13483320_10209562369277689_6969309769890210681_oOscar Obert (born 1931, died June 24, 2016) was an American one, three, and four wall National Handball Champion.

Obert won 42 open national and world titles (which includes twenty open USHA national titles), more than any other player in the history of the sport. Oscar Obert, together with his younger brothers Carl and Ruby, were dominant players in the mid-1950s through to the mid-1960s, winning 92 open national and world titles, including consecutive championships in the early sixties in both singles and doubles. He was inducted into the Handball Hall of Fame in 1972.

Funeral mass will be held at St. Theresa Church (2855 St. Theresa Ave., Bronx, NY) at 9:45 a.m. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, June 28 at Kensico Cemetery, Tower Garden lot #99 located at 273 Lakeview Ave. Valhalla, NY at approximately 11:30 a.m.

(photo by Ken Davidoff/USHA)