Stanley A Osdras

Stanley A Osdras

Stanley A Osdras

April 14, 1934~January 03, 2019

Stanley A Osdras
April 14,1934 – Jan. 3, 2019

After sticking a perfect landing at his favorite airfield Thursday morning, Stanley Osdras earned his wings and passed peacefully from his kitchen chair to his heavenly home.

Stan is survived by his wife of 66 years, Patricia, and their eight children: Kathy (Dennis) Wolfe, Stan (Cathie) Osdras, Karen (Wayne) Jewell, Mark Osdras, Carol (Lorin) Cyr, Colleen (Rob) McDonnell, Kim (Mark) Dussler, Patrick (Pam) Osdras, 23 grandchildren and 25 precious great grand children.

He is also survived by his sisters Jackie (John) Garrity and Virginia (Jim) Hart, as well as several dozen nieces, nephews and cousins, many “greats” among them.

Brother-in-laws Bob Bettis, Tom (Mimi) Bettis and sisters-in-love Barbara Spaulding and Linda (Mike) Byerle will also miss “the big guy”!

Stan loved life and loved his family. He enjoyed fishing and, later in life, flying model airplanes and meeting with his airfield and McDonald's buddies. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and served in a number of charitable activities. He loved serving and caring for Patricia (Pat); and held onto his role as caregiver as long as he possibly could.

He loved the Lord His Maker, His revered Friend. While Stan will be greatly missed by many, we celebrate that today he truly soars in a sky that has no limits.

A funeral mass will be held Friday, Jan. 11th at 11:30am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 750 San Salvador Dr, Dunedin, FL 34698. A luncheon and celebration of his life will follow at a location to be announced.

In leui of flowers, donations are suggested to Catholic Social Services Howell, Michigan or Another Way Pregnancy Center or Suncoast Hospice


Robert (Bob) Bettis (Brother-in-law (Brother))

January 7, 2019, 12:00 am

TO: The Family and friends of Stan.
Stan was a good person. A Great Husband, a Great Father, “Great” Grand Father and a “Great” Great Grandfather and a good friend. Stan was a proud and loyal Catholic. He was proud of being a Christian and proved it everyday in the way He lived his life.
I was lucky to have such a super brother-in-law.
I know there is a God and I know there is a Heaven. I know Stan is in Heaven now enjoying the promises of Christ.
We will miss him so much.
We love you Stan

Michelle Leveroni (niece)

January 7, 2019, 12:00 am

Hi Cousins,
Your dad was one of my favorite uncles. He was a great man – tough and a hard worker. He took good care of Aunt Pat, too. I will miss him a lot.

Mike Spaulding (Nephew)

January 7, 2019, 12:00 am

We are so sorry for your loss. My Uncle Stan was an awesome guy who I had a lot of respect for. I especially miss going up to Canada fishing every summer with him and my family. We had a lot of great times there. He was a lot of fun to be around. My prayers go out to the family.

Mike Spaulding and family.

Debbie Spaulding (Niece and godchild)

January 8, 2019, 12:00 am

Sending my heartfelt condolences to the Osdras family. Stan Osdras was a loving and loyal husband, dedicated father, hard worker, caring Catholic, best friend/like a brother to my dad, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and a wonderful godfather to me. Everyone will miss his sincere jolly laugh. I will truly miss him.

Tom and Mimi Bettis (Brother in Law)

January 10, 2019, 12:00 am

Stan was an amazing person. I of course have known him since he and Pat were about 15. He has been a part of my life and a part of the family as if her was my brother. We always played cards with Pat and Stan and what a lot of fun that was. They also enjoyed riding on our pontoon boat. He loved his flying of planes. He loved Florida so much. A kinder man you will not find. Stan and Mimi always talked sports and never liked the same teams. So, they had fun with that. We will miss Stan and know that he is in a better place. God took him before the suffering. That shows what God thinks about him as well. He will be in our prayers as well as Pat.

Laura (Grandaughter)

January 11, 2019, 12:00 am

God has walked by my side and carried me at times through life. God gives us freedom of choice but he also gives us people in our lives to help us see His love and guide us through with wisdom. My grandpa is one of those people. You never really realize how someone affects you until you are faced with a moment to think on it. My grandpa taught us the importance of faith, family, and unconditional love. He taught the meaning of work ethic by his example, how your word is your word and how to enjoy life. Even if he messed up my name as he called me by my sisters’ names which was not new to my generation as it wasn’t uncommon to hear “caro..col..kath… kim Oh you know who you are”stories from my mom and her siblings he still took the time to show how proud he was of his family and how much he cared. He was a fellow weekend warrior and was always passionate about politics and Michigan. He had a distinct laugh and could make anyone feel like one of the family. I’m proud to be apart of his legacy, I see his amazing character shine through each of my aunts, uncles, cousins, and even now my kids. As I prepare to celebrate the life of an amazing man I will continue to thank God for the time I’ve had with him and the wisdom he shared to which I can pass down.

Carol Cyr (Daughter)

January 28, 2019, 12:00 am

My dad was a faithful man…loving father..dedicated husband. What I will miss the most is his laughter…his wit and most of all his love..its only been 3 weeks since our heavenly father said you are needed home…I miss you dad…miss our talks..I know you know how much I love you…thank you for 2 weeks of love…lots of laughter…the talks..I look forward to the day we will see each other again…until then…I love you dad…you will be missed…and know how proud I was that you were my dad

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