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Donald R. Osman

Jan 15, 2009

Donald R. Osman, 75, of Muncy Exchange Road, Muncy, died Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at the Hospice Community Care inpatient unit in Wilkes-Barre.

Born January 27, 1933, at his parents’ home in Sunbury, he was a son of the late Lawrence H. and Pauline (Haas) Osman.

He and his wife of 55 years, the former Joyce E. Dyer, were married September 20, 1953.

Following graduation from Sunbury High School in 1950, he served as a B-29 and B-50 gunner in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Don attended the Williamsport Technical Institute and later graduated from Penn College with an Associate Degree in Business. Through the years, he worked at the Watsontown Foundry, Sprout-Waldron, Ralph S. Alberts, and Schnadig International Furniture. In 1990, he retired from Koroseal Wall Protection, Muncy, where he worked as a pattern maker.

He was involved in scouting for 20 years, having served as a Cub Master and Scout Master. He was inducted into the Vigil Honor of Order of the Arrow and was the recipient of both the Silver Beaver Award and the Lamb Award, the highest Lutheran award for outstanding service to youth.

Don worked as a Weight Watcher leader for 20 years and enjoyed roller-blading, cross-country skiing, tennis, basketball, bicycling and jogging. He sang in several area church choirs and was a talented wood and plastics craftsman.

Don will fondly be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who was always willing to help those in need.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Karen Osman of Bandera, Texas; a daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Joseph Panzitta of Harding; five grandchildren, Bryson Osman and wife Sherry of Hughesville, Matthew Panzitta and Andrew Panzitta, both of Harding, Riley Osman of Oklahoma and McKenna Osman of Bandera, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Kaydins Osman of Hughesville; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Emma Jean Osman of Selinsgrove; and multiple nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Debra Carl of Sunbury. He is also survived by extended family members Kathy, Steve and Blake Whipple of Hughesville.

He was predeceased by a grandson, Colby Lucas Osman, and two brothers, Larry and Fred Osman.

Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 17 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 39 Paradise St., Turbotville, where the service will be held at noon, with the Rev. Erwin C. Roux officiating.

The family prefers to provide the flowers and requests memorial contributions be made to either Heartland Hospice Services, 38 N. Main St., Pitttston, PA 18640 or Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.

Arrangements are under the direction of Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.