Roy E. Osterberg, 88, an eight year resident of Milford died Thursday June 12, 2014 at Belle Reve Assisted Living Center, Milford, PA.

  Roy E. Osterberg, 88, an eight year resident of Milford died Thursday June 12, 2014 at Belle Reve Assisted Living Center, Milford, PA.
     Born on August 9, 1925 in Staten Island, NY to the late Gurly Lonn and Nils Osterbergand he was a member of the "Greatest Generation." Roy served in the South Pacific during WWII. He was a Navy Veteran and he always stood proud at the local Memorial and Veterans Day Ceremonies. He was a member of the VFW Mountain Laurel Post 8612 and American Legion Post 139.
   He married the late, Mary Quigley in 1947 and was the father of 5 children. Roy is survived by his daughters, Kathleen Georgalas and her husband Arty, Warwick, NY, Mary Ellen Hunner and her husband, Jon, Las Cruces, NM, sons, Roy Osterberg Jr, Pacifica, California, Matthew Osterberg and his wife, Carol, Milford, PA and Martin Osterberg and his wife, Nancy, Whiting, NJ.
     He was the grandfather of Chris Georgalas and his wife Peach, Andrew Georgalas and his wife Julie, Nicholas Georgalas, Thomas Georgalas, Jennifer Osterberg, Harley Hunner, Stephanie Kozminski and her husband, Tom, Michael Osterberg, Maxwell Osterberg and Olivia Osterberg. He is also survived by his sister, Marion Maus, Southold, NY and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Nils Osterberg.
     He was an honorary graduate of the Delaware Valley High School class of 2007 for McKee High School in Staten Island. Roy took great pride in being self-made and self-reliant. He learned the business and production of compressed gas from the bottom to the top. He started in his teens as a night watchman and at the end of his career was responsible for building gas bottling plants around the world. He was a master carpenter for whom no home improvement project was too big. Into his seventies, he single-handedly remodeled the interior of his home in Windham, NY and in his later years enjoyed constructing large wooden models of famous sailing ships. He was proud to be an American but also very proud of his Swedish heritage (The Old Viking.)
     He loved to travel, particularly with his sons and grandsons to Loon Lake, NY, an annual camping trip each July. He was the life of the party always with a joke that would bust your sides and now he is "up on the roof." He was fondly known to his family as the "The Big Kahuna "He loved playing cards, his favorite games were Gin Rummy and Pinochle. Always the competitor he loved when he "Schnied" you , and boy would he let you know it.
       The family would like to thank all the staff at Belle Reve,the great compassion of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, and his dining buddies, Walter, George, Milton and Andy (also known as Sam). They made our Dad's last few months very joyful and pleasant and we are forever grateful.
   Visitation will be held on Thursday June 19th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Stroyan Funeral Home, Milford PA. Prayer services will be on Friday June 20th, by Reverend Gregory Kelly of Saint Patrick's Church at 11 am at the funeral home. Burial services will be at Milford Cemetary.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Patrick's Church, PO Box W, Milford PA 18337 or Albert Wisner Public Library, One McFarland Drive, Warwick, NY 10990.