thomas osaba
Thomas Osaba, 68, of Weirton died Monday January 18, 2016. Born on June 13, 1947, in Steubenville, OH, Tom was a son of the late Charles and Rose Marie Battista Osaba. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elva Marie (Lloyd) Osaba on December 14, 2012; and his brother, Charles Osaba. A United States Navy Veteran, Tom retired after over thirty years of service from the Weirton Steel Corporation, where he was a crane operator. Most of all Tom enjoyed time he was able to spend with his family. He especially loved to watch his children, and later on his grandchildren compete in sports. He will always be remembered for his fun loving spirit. Tom was a member of Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Weirton, WV. He is survived by his two sons, David Osaba (Darla) and Marc Osaba all of Weirton, WV; his daughter, Erin Short (Jason) of China; his sister, Karen Anderson of Weirton, WV ; his grandchildren, Marc and Dylan Edward Osaba and Camden and Cooper Short. Friends and relatives will be received from 9 AM until the time of his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM Friday, at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church 140 Walnut Street Weirton, WV 26062. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. David, Marc and Erin,

    So sad and sorry for the loss of your Dad. Tom was a very nice and gentle man. I have wonderful memories of Tom, Madonna football games, bus rides and after the games get-together!s! (also, with my late husband, Mike) They made us feel welcome to Marland Hts and the Madonna family. Sending prayers. Thinking of you and your families.

    With love,

    Mary T. Molino

  2. My heart is so saddened for the loss of Tom. He always had a kind word to say to me whenever I saw him on Marland Heights. He will be in peace now that he is back in Elva’s arms. My thoughts and deepest condolonces to the family.

    With Love,

    Sherry Lee Reitter

  3. So sad to hear the news. What a great man. I remember my father always saying how he saw your parents at the store and always commented how nice they were. It was your Mom who talked my father into me continuing to Madonna High School. I can still see your Mom winking at me. Love and miss those fun times when we were young. Much Love Osaba family. Lots of Hugs. Marcie Stefanides

  4. We extend our sincere condolences to the Osaba family. Tom was a great guy, and we all miss seeing him on the hill and at St. Paul’s. May he rest in the loving arms of the Lord.

    Barbie and Gary Balint


  6. David,Marc and Erin,

    You have are deepest sympathy. I will not forget all the great times I had with your Dad and Mom. They are together again and watching over all of you. May God bless you and watch over you always.

  7. Tommy and my dad were like brothers. I have so many fond memories of Tommy, Elva and the entire Osaba family. Thanks for being the awesome guy that you were. I sure will miss you.



  8. My deepest condolences to the entire OSABA family. Your husband, father and grandfather was a good man. I will always remember him as a dear and good friend even though it has been years since I’ve seen him.You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God BLESS…


  9. David, Marc, and Erin, So sorry for your loss. I remember a lot of fun with you guys and T.O. when we were younger. My thoughts and prayers are with you,

  10. To Tommy’s family, My sister Judy & I worked with your Dad at Village Dairy when we were just 16 yrs old, we were waitresses & he was a dishwasher ~~ all the girls had crushes on him, it was a wonderful 1st job, he was a great guy & I know he will be missed by all who loved him. I hope you’ll be comforted knowing that your Dad & Mom are together again in Paradise and you will see them again, one day ~~ May they both RIP ~~ With sympathy & prayers, Mike & Janice Petrovich

  11. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Little Dylan was blessed to have spent much quality time with his grandfather. Darla, David and Dylan, God Bless you for being such loving family to Mr. Osaba. He couldn’t have been prouder on the day Dylan was baptized! Blessings to Marc and Erin and your beautiful children as you hold on to wonderful memories of a much-loved father and grandfather. Darla, I’m always here with love and support. You are a wonderful person blessed with a dear family in both the Osabas and my beloved Kaczmareks. Love you.

  12. Sending love and hugs from Thailand to the Osaba family. May memories of all the happy times bring your comfort during the difficult days ahead. Hold one another close — our deepest sympathy that you are hurting so much.

  13. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

    May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

    May your memories of Thomas Osaba, give you peace, comfort and strength…

    Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.

    I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

    US Navy Veteran, Thomas Osaba, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

    † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 â€

  14. Darla & Dave, Marc, Erin & Jason~

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children. We would have liked to be there with you. Thought I’d share this with you, in hope it lightens you hearts now and in times to come.

    “Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the Love of our lost ones shines down to let us know they are with us.”

    Much Love, BethAnn & Ella

  15. Dear Dave, Marc, and Erin

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your father.

    He and your mother were always so kind and

    welcoming to so many of us during high school.

    Peace and love to all of you.

    Jennifer (Cunningham) West

  16. David, Marc, Erin,

    Did not know until today of the passing of your dad. Am shocked and saddened. Will miss him as I do your mom. God bless you all. I think of you all often. May God grant you comfort in your time of loss.

    Our love and prayers are with you.

    Jim and Anne Paul

  17. So sorry to hear about the loss of Tom. He was a wonderful man and a great friend and he will be missed by a lot of people. R.I.P. Dear friend until we meet again.

  18. Tom was a great guy. I always remember him as a young kid from our “10th street gang” growing up, and visiting him at the café where he worked. Bless you Tom and family.

  19. I\’m so saddened to hear that God has takin another angle home with him..Tom was such a wonderfull guy.always treated me so kind and with much respect..I was also his barber..and when he came to the shop..we had lots of good laughs about old times..always has a smile on his face..I will miss you so much Tom..May you RIP my dear friend..I love you..and to the family..please except my deepest condolences to all of you..may god give you peace and strength to get threw such a terrible loss in you family

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