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Lorraine Dorothy Osmick  

Lorraine Dorothy Osmick

November 15, 1916-April 28, 2017

Lorraine Dorothy Osmick, age 100, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Born in Muskegon, MI on November 15, 1916, Lorraine was a daughter of the late Edwin D. and Julia E. (Drummond) Johnson. A talented homemaker, she dedicated her life to caring for her family.

Active in her community, Lorraine was a former president of the Newark New Century Club, where she received many poetry citations. She served as a Sunday school teacher for ten years at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and was a longtime member of the DuPont Country Club. Lorraine was an avid golfer who also enjoyed playing the piano and taking art classes.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Osmick; sisters, Phyllis Klein and Ruth Dillon. Lorraine is survived by her daughters, Mary Jane Osmick (George Goldman) and Julia Penna (Paul); granddaughter, Nikki Farley (A.J.); and great grandson, Nate Farley.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 701 S. College Avenue, Newark, at 10:30 am. Entombment at All Saints Cemetery will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at the address listed above or to Compassionate Care Hospice, 248 E. Chestnut Hill Rd., Suite 4, Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. Gene Tupin and family, April 30, 2017

    Our sympathies on your loss.

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  2. Carole L Brodeur, April 30, 2017

    Dr Osmick, so sorry to hear about your mom. I worked with you at Crozer many ,many moons ago. May God bless you and your family , and give you comfort and strength during this difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Carole Brodeur

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  3. Deb Piper, May 2, 2017

    Mary Jane,
    I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. I am hoping to see you tomorrow night. I have a Board meeting that I am in charge of, so am hoping we get finished early so that I can see you. I have missed you since you left. Please know that Anita and I have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Love, Deb

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  4. Lisa and Ray Carlson, May 2, 2017

    To all of our dear family, we have so many wonderful memories of your Mother! We loved her strong will and her love for golf! Such good memories of all her different art projects over the years! We are so sad to say goodbye to her and so very sorry we won’t be able to be there this week for her services. Please know how much we loved her and will miss her! Sending all our love, hugs and prayers to you all!
    Love you!
    Ray and Lisa
    Kristen and Patrick
    Carlson

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  5. Doug and Marcia Sikkema, May 3, 2017

    We have so many wonderful memories of your family visits to Michigan and our visits to Delaware. Your Mom was a strong and gifted soul who touched all of our lives. It is so very said that all of us Osmick children lost our Dear Mother’s within just a few months. Just one more thing to keep us all connected. We are just very sorry we could not attend the services, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    All our love,
    Doug and Marcia Sikkema
    and Family

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  6. Carole Mullen Hastings, May 22, 2017

    I just learned of the passing of Lorraine Osmick. I remember her fondly as the mother of my best friend Julie. Mrs. Osmick welcomed me into her home as part of her family during high school and college. I stayed there several times a month and was always there during school days on my way home from school. She allowed Julie and I to take over the kitchen to make cinnamon buns on snowy mornings in Newark and really allowed us to spread our wings in the safe haven of her home.

    Mrs. Osmick was a mother figure to me. She will be remembered as a strong and beautiful woman with a wonderful sense of humor. I regret that I was not a continued part of her life but am grateful for the love she provided to me as a young woman. My sympathy is extended to her daughters whom I also remember fondly.

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