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Dawn Dickinson Schnuck posted a condolence
Friday, May 15, 2020Ozzie was special in so many ways. He was a good and loyal friend. He was fun, he was funny. He overcame early obstacles to become a successful businessman and an important contributor to the community and sports in Bernardsville. I can see him so clearly in my mind's eye--tall and casually slouched, hands in his pockets, a sly smile on his face, always ready to banter with gathered friends. As a longtime member of the Reunion Committee, he with Bobbie and the rest of the gang, have brought so many of us, the Class of 1956, some of our happiest memories. So sorry for your loss, Rita and Jennifer. I hope the expressions of love from Ozzie's classmates can offer a little peace. -Dawn Dickinson Schnuck
Lenny Matera posted a condolence
Thursday, May 14, 2020Reading about Ozzie's passing brought heaviness to my heart. Ozzie was the manager of my Babe Ruth baseball club, the Gardner Motor Notchers, who won the championship in the early, mid 70's, the only championship in my life of organized baseball. He was always great to me then, and afterwards when I'd see him at Florio's tavern, where he was also great to my father Guido. He will always hold a special place in my heart, and my deepest condolences go out to his family.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Greg Welsh posted a condolence
Wednesday, May 13, 2020Remembering the good times at BHS and afterwards getting together on occasions . sympathy to Rita and family. Greg Welsh
Kathryn posted a condolence
Tuesday, May 12, 2020Offering our deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. May cherished memories, dear friends and earnest prayer bring comfort and peace. Isaiah 41:13
Bobbie Mues posted a condolence
Tuesday, May 12, 2020Yesterday, May 11 th. was a sad, sad day for us, but a day of peace with no pain or anguish for our dear friend, Bob Osborne. Bob will be remembered as fun loving and life of the party, but his later years have been very difficult with health issues. Rita has been his angel caring for him; even during his time at Care One during the Covid 19 virus, Rita would drive to Bridgewater to deliver him his newspaper. (She was never able to see him during this time.) Bob was driven back home on Wednesday, May 6th by ambulance and died in Rita’s loving care on Monday. Ozzie was a Bonnie Brae student, a very popular guy, a born athlete, a good student and a dear friend to many of us for a lifetime. Bob served in the United States Marines from 1959 to 1964. He later opened OSBORNE’S SPORTING GOODS on the circle in downtown Bernardsville. He stayed involved in sports volunteering his time for school teams. Bob worked as a liquor salesman for several years and had a fine interior trim and wallpapering business. Oz would tell you the most important part of his life, is their daughter, Jennifer. He loved to talk about her and her accomplishments as a B.H.S. student and her career achievements and her two wonderful boys, Tyler and Jackson! As a family Bob & Rita loved camping and being near the shore. The love of dogs was part of Bob’s entire life! Bob has been a Reunion Committee member since our 10th Reunion in 1966. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” In the spirit of the B.H.S. Class of 1956
Bobbie Mues posted a condolence
Tuesday, May 12, 2020Dear Rita and Family: Bob will forever be one of the BEST of the Bernards High Class of 1956. He remained a dear friend to many of us for a life time. Our get-togethers and our Reunions will never be the same without him. We all share wonderful memories of great and happy times spent together. Our deepest sympathy to you and your daughter, Jennifer. "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." From a quote - 1825 B.H.S. Class of 1956