Richard “Ozzie” Osborne, Scranton passed away Wednesday evening after an illness in the Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife is Maury Ellen Guse.
Born 1958 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Robert, Sr and Janice Owens Osborne. He was a 1977 graduate of the former Scranton technical High School and went on to earn an Associate’s degree form Lackawanna Junior College. In 1979, upon graduating from Lackawanna Junior College, he began his career with the Mercy/Regional Hospital of Scranton where he began as a EMT and then the majority of his career was in the security department and finally he served the hospital as the Fire Safety Officer. He was a member of the Ss. Francis and Clare Progressive Catholic Church.
Ozzie was a loving and devoted father, friend, neighbor, and coworker. An avid animal lover and the biggest Minnesota Vikings fan. He will be forever missed.
Also surviving are his beloved children Jessica and Stephen of Scranton and Siobhan of Mechanicsburg; his brother Robert Osborne, Jr. of Lake Winola and his children Matthew and wife Katie, Meghan and husband Eric, Meredith and husband Randy and Olivia; his mother in law Ellen Guse of Roaring Brook Township; brothers and sisters in law including Pam Vente; additional nieces and nephews including his goddaughter Anessa McGuigan; cousins; numerous friends.
He was also preceded in death by his sister Janice A. Osborne; father in law Robert Guse, Sr; sister in law Barbara Guse.
CDC guidelines pertaining to the mandatory use of facial coverings and social distancing will be followed.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of Saint Matthew, 425 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, on Saturday, May 8 at 11:00AM by Reverend Father William A. Mentz, pastor of Ss. Francis and Clare Progressive Catholic Church.
Friends may call Saturday from 10am until the time of the Mass in the church.
Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
In lieu of flowers the family encourages donations be made in Ozzie’s memory to the Ss. Francis and Clare Progressive Catholic Church 98 Larch St. Scranton, PA 18509