Burton “Burt” Osiason died on Saturday, August 17, at home with his wife and family at his side. He was almost 90. He wrote his own obituary, because he could, and liked to express himself:
I was surprised to find out I had died today! I am survived by 19 immediate family members all of whom know who they are and don’t need to be named here. I had an interesting life balancing family, close friendships, and work. I survived this long due to the love and care of two wonderful wives. Without them my luck would have run out long ago. My outstanding quality was being a very lucky guy, particularly lately with my wife Mimi. I am fond of saying, “I am a citizen of the world and my religion is to do good.” – Tom Paine. Services will be at Congregation Schaari Zedek, Tuesday August 20th at 11am, for those who really want to know more. For those not interested in more, “have a nice day.” – Burton Osiason
Burt’s family would like to add that Burt will be remembered well for freely giving advice (‘mentoring”), swimming a mile every day, diffusing tense situations with humor, and always talking to strangers.
Burt prefers that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Disabled American Veterans, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, or a charity of your choice.
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