Donald Joseph Osmack Sr., 80, Washington, was called to God, fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.|
He donated his body to science at Saint Louis University.
Don was born June 22, 1932, in St. Louis, the son of the late Joseph Osmack and wife Catherine, nee Muehlbach.
He was a graduate of Garfield High School and attended Washington University, obtaining a certificate in mechanical engineering. Don served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War from June 1950 to July 1953. He served in A Co., 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Division, FMF, Chosin Reservoir, WIA May 29, 1951.
Don was a member of St. Francis Borgia Parish and was known for his strong faith. He had an ardent love for his country, which was only exceeded by his love for God and his family.
Don is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan Osmack, nee Partsch, Washington; two sons, Capt. Donald J. Osmack Jr. NP-C, U.S. Army Reserve, and wife Joyce, St. Louis, and the Rev. David R. Osmack and wife Kristina, Kirkwood; four daughters, Laura Osmack Sullivan, Labadie, Mary Osmack Palmer, RN, and husband Dale, St. Charles, Joannie Osmack Miller and husband Scott, St. Louis, and Lynn Osmack, Washington; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was an uncle and friend to many.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Rose Marie Davidson.
A memorial Mass was held Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m. St. Francis Borgia Church, Washington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Donald J. Osmack Sr. to Kenrick Seminary, attention: Kate Guyol, 5200 Glennon Drive, St. Louis, MO 63119 or the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 are preferred. Memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project will also need to note: Mrs. Joan Osmack, 1929 Mike Alan Drive, Washington, MO 63090.
Published in The Missourian on Apr. 17, 2013