The Washington Times-Herald

Obituaries

November 8, 2013

Richard 'Dick' Osha

Richard ‘Dick’ Osha

Feb. 26, 1930 - Nov. 6, 2013

Dick Osha, a devoted husband, loving father, extraordinary grandpa, papaw, and “boom-pa” passed on Wednesday. He had traveled the globe as a veteran, mined the countryside of Glendale, beautified the landscape as a gardener, and repaired everything from broken cars to broken hearts.

He had a long time membership with the American Legion, and enjoyed being on the winning end of the weekly drawing from time to time. A life-long coffee drinker, Dick enjoyed the morning gossip with his friends at the White Steamer over a cup of hot coffee with a half package of Sweet and Low and a fold over egg sandwich on white bread. Occasionally he would sneak in a bite of pancake if one of his kids or grandkids ordered one of the golden treats.

He loved his wife Wilma Osha, who he adored and shared over 62 years of friendship and love. Out of that devotion, Dick spread that love to his daughter Debbie Brown (Mike) of Washington, son Michael Osha (Nona) of Orlando, Fla., and son Steve Osha (Elaine) of Washington. He shared his love of fishing, gardening, and all of the hobbies that were popular over the years. Some of his favorite memories have been spent on the water using his “Lucky 13” lure to skunk anyone that was fortunate enough to share a seat in the boat with him.

All that knew Dick admired him. He was a hard worker who wouldn’t leave a job until it was completed his way, the right way. His love of fixing things extended from making sure the coal mine’s machines kept running to putting finishing touches on the doghouse for his feisty beagle Max. Never letting his love for gardening go away, Dick provided “mums” for years for many of us to make our yards beautiful as the leaves begin to turn and fall to the ground; however, the peppery smells from a gardenia bush and beautiful colors of orchids were his favorites.

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