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
Dear Osborne Family, I Am Very Sorry To Hear This Sad News. We All Knew Ozzie As A Coworker Always A Good Friend Always A Laugh And A Smile On His Face . Always Spoke About His Children. I Will Keep You All In My Prayers.
Tom and Karen McNulty
Dear Maury, Jessica, Siobhan, Stephen, Bobby and family! We are so very sorry to hear about Ricky. He will be missed by all! Always friendly and a big smile when you would see him. God Bless You! RIP Ricky!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻💙
Ozzie was an amazing guy and part of the Mercy Family. Never without a smile or kind work to all of us fellow employees. Godspeed to my friend and peace to his family.
Dear Maury,Siobhan,Jessica and Stephen, My deepest sympathy goes out to you as Ricky was simply a wonderful father and dad. I know how much he cherished his family and always had a big smile on his face. I had a lovely visit with he and Maury on his porch last week and what a joy it was visiting with despite his knee not being at all good and his brand new car being hit. You and all of us were blessed to know such a caring person for such a brief time! He has left us way too soon and for this I am sorry. YOU an Ricky are in my prayers that he is enjoying his time with Aunt Janice,Uncle Bobby and his beloved sister Janice. May God Bless you at this time!
My deepest sympathy. I grew up with Rick on East mountain and have fond memories playing backyard football, him with his Vikings helmet and me and my Cleveland Browns. Knew him also when I worked at Mercy hospital. He was a good person, always with a smile and great personality. My prayers are with him and all his family.