John Edward Osmolinski, 91, Altoona, passed peacefully at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg.
He was born in Gallitzin, son of the late John and Rosella (Kordell) Osmolinski. His wife, Emma Barbara (Duma), whom he married on May 20, 1950, at St. Joseph Parish, Haverhill, Mass., preceded him in death on April 7, 2012.
Surviving are two sons: John J. (Cindi) of Harrisburg and Edward A. (Lisa) of DuBois; three daughters: Teresa (Vince) Durbin of Altoona, Celine of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Elaine (Mike) Kenny of Sinking Spring; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters: Irene Jewart and Margaret Feighner; five brothers: Robert, Raymond, Ronald, Ralph and Gerald; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by five brothers: Paul, Richard, William, Bernard and infant brother George; and three sisters: Dorothy Moore, Estelle Callori and Lydia Piccuirro.
John served in the Merchant Marines from Dec. 2, 1944, to Dec. 31, 1946, during WWII. He had been employed as a maintenance man by Altoona Area School District and retired in 1988.
John was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and St. Stanislaus Kostka Brotherhood. He enjoyed walking, telling stories, tinkering in the garage and following the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers.
Friends will be received from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Altoona, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. at the church. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.