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Ronald E. Osmun


Ronald E. Osmun of Greenville, N.C., passed away on May 11, 2023 at the age of 91.

Ronald was born in Easton, Pa., on July 12, 1931 to the late James E. and Lucy L. Osmun. He spent the majority of his life in Hunterdon County. Ronald was an active member of the Lambertville Methodist Church and a member of the West Amwell Fire Company for 27 years. He served on the West Amwell Planning Board and the West Amwell School Board. Ronald was known as a hard worker, typically holding several jobs at a time. In addition to his career as a printer, Ronald Osmun worked as a caretaker on an estate in Bucks County and drove a school bus for both Hopewell Valley and South Hunterdon High School for many years.

Ronald enjoyed gardening, collecting Stangl and Fulper pottery and was an avid reader. Most of all he cherished time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For many years he traveled to watch field hockey, basketball, baseball, football and softball games, ready to cheer them on. “Poppop Trains” loved visits from his “kids,” always ready to serve ice cream and homemade cookies. He will be so missed.

Ronald had been married to the late Lois Whitehead Osmun and is survived by his daughters, Rhonda Vickers (Ricky) and LoAnn Ditzler (George) both of Chocowinity, N.C., and his son Jeffrey Osmun (Cindy) of Myrtle Beach, S.C. His son Brian died in 1962. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Beth Gregory (Wayne), Coryn Zentz (Clint), Devin Vickers (Kristie) and Kelley Osmun (Ben Brake), and four great-grandchildren: Savannah and Trey Gregory, Cooper Zentz and Win Vickers.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Centenary United Methodist Church of Lambertville, 108 N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530, would be appreciated.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home, 21 York Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530.

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