July 24, 1916 - Oct. 19, 2012
Bayward I. "Ozzy" Osborn, 96, Fayetteville, passed away Friday at The Village of Laurel Run Nursing Home.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Owen and Elizabeth (Stevenson) Osborn. He married Isabelle I. McGinley. She died in October 2005.
Surviving are his daughter, Carol L. Noyes of Fayetteville; three grandchildren: Edward Noyes, Steven Noyes and Kristi Dunkle; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Hollis Noyes; a granddaughter, Sheryl Schaeffer; two brothers; and four sisters.
Ozzy was a U.S. Army veteran and served honorably during World War II. He was awarded a Bronze star for his service. He worked for Exolon Co. in Towanda, N.Y., as a machine operator for 28 years, retiring in 1981.
Ozzy had a passion for singing and entertaining and was a member of the "Covered Wagon Boys" of Altoona prior to his military service. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and singing to the residents at The Village of Laurel Run Retirement Community.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, and noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, officiated by the Rev. Ken Reid.
Interment will follow the service in Lincoln Cemetery with military honors provided by members of the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599, VFW Honor Guard.
Online condolences may be shared on Ozzy's Book of Memories Page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com.