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  • "Mark, We are sorry to read about David! Please accept..."
    - Chuck and Laura McIntyre
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Former Sedro-Woolley resident David C. Osier passed away on April third at his home in Longview, Washington. He was born in Bellingham, the oldest of four, to Gerald and Leola Osier. When his family moved to Clear Lake in nineteen sixty three, he attended Cascade Junior High for his eighth grade year and graduated from Sedro-Woolley Union High in 1968. He went to Skagit Valley College, for training in electronics graduating in nineteen seventy.

His dad was taking a correspondence course in radio repair and David learned to read schematics and to solder wires from him when still in early grade school. He built kit radios that his father ordered from the back pages of Popular Electronics magazine. By High School, he was fixing eight track players, televisions and car radios, converting some old ones from six to twelve volt. He built his own recording system complete with record lathe.

His second but equal passion was for film, shooting many hours at school events and at home.

After college, David worked as a bench tech for Evergreen Electronics, Skagit Home Appliance, Armstrong Appliance and others in Skagit and Whatcom County. While working at Teltone, he was instrumental in changing local telephone systems from dial to pushbutton. After work and after retirement, Dave and his partner Mark, restored antique appliances, jukeboxes, pinball machines, and all manner of electronics. Anyone that entered his home on Murdock and Munro Street, saw a nineteen twenties range and refrigerator, a forties television and a fifties washer and drier, all restored in perfect working order.

David is survived by his companion of more than twenty five years Mark Leigh at their home in Longview, his brother Steve Osier of Clear Lake, sisters Lisa (Mickey) McCoy of Oak Harbor and Susan (Alvin) Basel of Springhill, Tennessee, numerous nieces nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister in law Elthea Osier.

David was a very private person but, to those who knew him, his passing has left a big hole in life's fabric.

There will be a potluck Celebration of Life for David at 12noon on Sunday, April 13th at the Clear Lake Museum.