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Rees W. VOSBURG


News Death Notice

VOSBURG, Rees W. We miss a good friend, a kind heart, a gentle spirit, a strong man and a wonderful humor. Even though he had not lived there for years, Scranton, PA was home for Rees W. Vosburg. After all, it's where he played sandlot football and was a champion swimmer with an unbeaten record. His first name reflected his Welsh heritage which is where he received his love of music and words. Most notable were his intelligence and humor. He loved a good discussion, but he was also a storyteller and used his wonderful gift of humor on friends, as well as strangers. Always ready for another adventure, Rees' love of nature made him a backpacker, camper, hiker, bicyclist and conservationist long before it was cool. Mr. Vosburg was a self made man struggling financially to graduate from college after his father died when Rees was a teenager. He went on to a masters degree, taught mentally challenged children, was a principal at a home for emotionally troubled children and successfully owned and operated "The Book Case" bookstore. Privileged to carry on his spirit are his wife: Dolly Goscenski- Vosburg; daughters and sons -in-law: Bethany Vosburg -Bluem and John Bluem; Cara and Rodney Rhoades; favorite grandson: Tyler William Rhoades and best friend, Trudy. He also leaves behind many human friends who were forever changed by that friendship as they will be by its loss. Younger looking than his age and much younger acting, Rees was a philosopher who was compassionate, passionate, sensitive, brave and courageous. In lieu of flowers, please plant some in his memory to make the world a little more beautiful ... or donate to Salvation Army, Daybreak or Bethania Presbyterian Church, Scranton, PA. in his name, again, to make the world a little more beautiful. Visitation will be held on May 5 from 2 to 3:30 with a service at 3:30 followed by what Rees would enjoy - friendship and food - at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 East Stroop Road, Kettering. The family hopes you will be able to stay for conversation and dinner. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing the guestbook at www.routsong.com


Published in Dayton Daily News from Apr. 28 to May 2, 2013
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