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James William OSTERBURG

OSTERBURG, James William 95, son of William and Margaret Dwyer Osterburg, died after a short illness on Nov. 23, 2012 in Palm Harbor. Born on Jan. 27, 1917, he began his career as a patrolman with the New York City Police Department and retired 20 years later as a Detective First Class. He then taught at Indiana University, Bloomington and the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle. He is the author of several seminal textbooks on forensic science. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Julia Bevalac Osterburg; and his sister, Virginia Howard. He is survived by four sons, James M. (Elizabeth), Walter (Carol), William, and Robert (Diana Hersh); three grandchildren, Andrew, Mathew and Mara; & one great-grandchild, Nicolas. Contributions in his honor should be sent tothe Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (http://bbrfoundation.org) (formally NARSAD) or The . Memorial service to be held Sunday, Jan. 20 at 11 am at the Regency Oaks Town Hall (next to the Ice Cream Parlor), 2720 Regency Oaks Boulevard, Clearwater, FL.


Published in the Tampa Bay Times from Jan. 13 to Jan. 18, 2013
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