Mark E. "Granpére" Osmond of Florence, Kentucky, formerly of West Chester, Pennsylvania died on June 7, 2022. He was 93 and born in Oakdale, Pennsylvania in 1929 to Marlowe Osmond and Nellie Wylie Osmond.
He graduated from Muskingham College with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He was a Veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Calgon Corp. in 1987 after 36 years. His job transfers took him from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Medfield, Massachusetts to his final move for work to West Chester, Pennsylvania in 1971. Mark continued to jog and golf well into his 80s. He was an avid Penn State Fan, as well as a Steelers and Eagles Fan. He participated in several 5K runs with Brian's Run in West Chester Pennsylvania.
He was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Diane Archer Osmond in 1994 after 40 years of marriage and his second wife Betty MacFadden Osmond in 2020 after 25 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by his parents and brother Walter Osmond in 1965.
Surviving are his four daughters Susan (David) Patterson of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Shirley Swafford of Jacksonville, Florida, Lorna (Jerry) Rooney of Exton, Pennsylvania, and Nellie (Thomas) Lonnemann of Florence, Kentucky; 11 grandchildren, Brett Patterson, Lauren Patterson-Park, Michael Swafford, Dee Swafford, Kim Swafford, Megan Rooney, Maggie Rooney-Dignam, Dan Lonnemann, Abby Lonnemann, Tyler Lonnmann, and Max Lonnemann and "honorary grandson," Mark Linde.
At the request of Mr. Osmond, there will be no funeral service or memorial. Interment will be private in Dallas, West Virginia. His wishes were to be buried next to his first wife, Diane.
We wish to thank the staff at Story Point and St. Elizabeth Hospice Center for their kind hearts and wonderful care. A special thanks to all his friends at Story Point for making Mark feel so welcomed.
Another special thanks goes out to Mark's great friends, the Lindes, the Salvos and the Gassers. They shared wonderful and fun times together over the years. Halloween was especially fun due to the legendary pranks they played on each other.
Mark had a "different" sense of humor. He always told his children and grandchildren as they were leaving after a visit, "write if you get work" just so he could hear us laugh.
Arrangements are trusted with Newcomer Cremations, Funerals, and Receptions, 4350 Dixie Highway, Erlanger, Kentucky 41018.
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