Monday, October 25, 2004

Stanley Osgood Jr., youth sports booster

Groesbeck man co-owned business

By Daniel Harper
Enquirer staff writer

GROESBECK - Stanley E. Osgood Jr. - an Army veteran and co-owner of a home-improvement business - enjoyed staying busy, and he loved baseball.

Mr. Osgood was heavily involved in youth baseball in Groesbeck from the 1960s through the '90s.

Mr. Osgood died Thursday at Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash. He was 76.

"He was an active person and remained that way until his illness overtook him less than a month ago," said his son, Tim, of Fairfield.

"He was passionate about Little League baseball and kids in sports."

Born and raised in North Fairmount, Mr. Osgood attended Hughes High School.

In 1949, he co-founded S&M Services, which specialized in replacing windows.

Mr. Osgood joined the Army in 1950 and served with an armored field artillery battalion in Fort Knox, Ky.

In 1951, he married Evelyn Sebastian, also of North Fairmount. She preceded him in death.

After his military service, Mr. Osgood returned to work at S&M Services and remained there until his retirement in 1994.

Mr. Osgood was a charter member and first president of the Northwest Board of Recreation. He also was involved in White Oak and Monfort Heights Knothole baseball and made trophies and plaques for the kids.

Also surviving is another son, Mike, of Groesbeck; three sisters, Arlene Osgood of Harrison, Janet Osgood of Harrison and Shirley Roeck of Western Hills; and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be 10-11:30 a.m. today at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home, 3700 Glenmore Ave. in Cheviot.

The service will follow at 11:30 a.m.

Burial will be in St. Joseph (New) Cemetery in Price Hill.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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