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 www.livingstoncatholiccharities.org or Another Way Pregnancy Center www.awpcFriends.org/donate or Suncoast Hospice suncoasthospice.org.