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RICHARD C. OSTING, 89, OF PHOENIXVILLE Richard C. Osting, 89, of Phoenixville, PA, died on Monday, April 1, 2013 in Pembrooke Health and Rehabilitation Residence, West Chester, PA. He was the husband of the late Marie (Zalenski) Osting, who died on February 10, 1969, and the late Mary K. (Scaringi) Osting who died on February 11, 2012. Born in Indianapolis, IN, he was the son of the late Lymon and Hazel (Harmoning) Osting. As a child, while playing with his sister in 1930, he faced John Dillinger. Richard served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, where he witnessed General McArthur's landing in the Philippines. He also served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, where General Chenault asked him to join the Flying Tigers. He was employed by the West Company of Phoenixville where he was the Director of Research. He held the patent for, and invented the flip off cap used for all injectable medicines. He also invented the Neo Natal packages that were used in all Neo Natal units. He was a member of St. Basil The Great Catholic Church in Kimberton, PA. Surviving are a stepson, John A. Kotyo, MD of Newtown Square, PA; stepdaughter, Mary Ellen, wife of Karl E. Greenich of Sinking Spring, PA; step-grandchildren, Susan, RN, wife of Dr. Robert J. Tomsho of Sinking Spring, PA, and Jonathan Greenich of Sinking Spring, PA, and step great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Abigail and Andrew. Also surviving are his children from his first marriage, daughters, Deni, wife of Earl Quay of Orangeburg, SC, and Therese, wife of Chuck Cirafisi of Ormond Beach, FL, and sons, Gary J. Osting of Pottstown, PA, and Greg, husband of Penny Osting of King of Prussia, PA, and 24 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Richard J. Osting. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass in St. Basil The Great Catholic Church, 2340 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville, PA, on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 12 p.m. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Phoenixville, PA. A viewing will be held in the Devlin Rosmos Kepp & Gatcha Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 517 S. Main Street at Fourth Avenue, Phoenixville, PA on Saturday morning from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Condolences may be given to the family at www.DevlinRosmosKepp.com.

Published in The Mercury on Apr. 4, 2013
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