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Charles L. Oursler Jr.

October 26, 1934 ~ August 27, 2017 (age 82)

Charles Leslie Oursler Jr of Jessup, Md., Age 82, passed away at home Aug. 27, 2017

Born October 26, 1934 to C. Leslie Oursler Sr. and Ethel Mae Duvall Oursler

Charles was a member of :

-Staff Sargeant U.S Air Force 1959-1962

-Life long member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church

-43 year member, 5 time Past Master, Catechism Instructor, Ritualist, Treasurer, and  Secretary of Solomon’s Lodge #121 A.F.&A.M.

-Honorary Member of Howard Lodge #101 A.F.&A.M.

-Past President of Sourthern Maryland Past Masters Association

-Past Grand Inspector, Past Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Maryland

              Awarded a Charter Membership in the Instructive Tongue Society by the Grand                  Lodge of Maryland for his many years of instruction to members.

-40 year member, and at least 10 times Past Patron of Esther Chapter #47 Order of Eastern Star

-Senior Hunter Safety Instructor Maryland DNR

-Life Member of NRA

-Co-founder with his wife of the Tom Oursler Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Cross Country at Howard High School

He retired from Federal Government Service in 2004 after serving in the following agencies:  FBI, Dept. of Agriculture, Bureau of Engraving, and finally Walter Reed Army Medical Center as an Industrial Hygienist.

 He enjoyed Hunting (anything), Golf, Camping, Baseball (especially the O’s) and coaching all of his kids. 

He loved family gatherings so he could be with his family.  Christmas was by far his favorite holiday but we think the family was the big secret there too.  He attended plays, sports events, concerts etc. for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other unofficially adopted family.

He truly loved life and never quit loving life.

He is survived by:  

His wife of 63 years Eleanor Gott Oursler.

Two sons Richard Charles Oursler and his wife Janet, Jeffrey Scott Oursler and his wife Michele.

Six Grandchildren and five great grandchildren

One Niece, One Nephew, two great nieces, and two great nephews

He was preceded in death by:

His parents, his sister Mildred Elaine Oursler Trevey, his son Thomas Carrol Oursler Sr., a grandson, and a neice.


-Visitation Thursday August 31 at Donaldson Funeral Home in Laurel 2-4pm, 6-8pm

-Order of Eastern Star Memorial 7pm

-Masonic Lodge Memorial Service following Eastern Star

Celebration of Life Service Friday September 1 at Donaldson Funeral Chapel 11am

Interment to follow at Meadowridge Cemetery

Memorial donations may be made to Leukemia/Lymphoma Society of Maryland

Online condolences can be made at



Charitable donations may be made to:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, MD Chapter
100 Painters Mill Road, Owings Mills MD 21117
Tel: 1-443-471-1600

 Service Information

August 31, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home, P.A.
313 Talbott Avenue
Laurel, MD 20707

August 31, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home, P.A.
313 Talbott Avenue
Laurel, MD 20707

Funeral Service
September 1, 2017

11:00 AM
Chapel at Donaldson Funeral Home, P.A.
313 Talbott Avenue
Laurel, MD 20707

Interment following funeral service
September 1, 2017

Meadowridge Memorial Park
7250 Washington Boulevard
Elkridge, MD 21075

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