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Service for:
Michael Osber, 72
July 27, 2020
Private Graveside Service

Slifka Sec. of Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden, CT.

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Posted by:
Adiel Coca

Sorry for your loss Lynn. We were very lucky to have Mike work at Southern for so long. He was a great teacher that really cared about our students. He constantly made suggestions that improved our department and he went out of his way to help people, both students and instructors alike. We will miss his great sense of humor that made us all laugh. We wish you strength. Sincerely,

Adiel Coca
Chemistry Department
Southern CT State University

Posted by:
Grace & Jay Knipe

We are deeply sorry for your loss. He lived a good life and enjoyed it, weathering so valiantly, with you at his side, for these past 7 years, through some very tough times. He did amazingly well for so long. He will be forever missed by so many.
Jay and I have a storehouse of memories starting with our many trips to George and Harry’s for dinner in New Haven, walks around New Haven and many years of sharing so much time together. He and you were wonderful Godparents to our daughter Emily. Attending many a Christmas Pageant over the years with you, he seemed convinced it was a Birthday celebration for him! “Uncle Mike” will be missed by Emily and Laura and us, always.
May he Rest In Peace.
Grace & Jay

Posted by:
Jerry Putterman

Mike was a great guy who had a wonderful sense of humor. I remember one Shabbas morning at a time when the DH rule for the national baseball league was being debated in the news media, I was called up to the bima as the second aliyah. When I got there I gave my name and said “designated Levi.” He started to laugh and we enjoyed the chuckle together. Another thing we shared was about 30 years ago I told him that when I tried to cross Whitney Ave. on Saturday mornings I thought cars sped up to try to hit me. For the next 30 years he would comment about how glad he was that I made it across safely and after services he would caution me about getting home safely. HE WILL BE SORELY MISSED.

Posted by:
Marni Smith Katz

So sorry to hear about Michael’s passing. He was an integral part of Temple Beth Sholom for so many years and will be missed by many. I will always remember him at Torah reading time and when we say “Shira chadasha.” May his memory be a blessing.

Posted by:
Cindy Miller

I was so sorry to read of Michael’s passing. Michael was one of the people who had become synonymous with Temple Beth Sholom for me. The picture of him which I will always hold in my mind is of a very rainy Shabbat morning in October of 2018 when even the most devoted members of the synagogue were not all there; I was there as I was going to be chanting the haftarah, and Mike was there – sitting with and harmonizing with his good friend Michelle. I believe it was one of the days when Mike read Torah. I remember how Mike read Torah so effortlessly – and with a smile on his face.

I will miss Mike.

Posted by:
Cherni Gillman

How generous Mike has been. We will never know the extent of the time he gave, nor the financial contributions he donated. In terms of time, we know he did Torah reading (and taught others) for our congregation. He led minyans in the evening and morning.
He arrived early to make coffee for post-morning minyan with bagels (and stayed afterwards to fastidiously clean up).
Professionally, he did important scientific research. He was dedicated to the college students to whom he taught chemistry, and prior to teaching, set up labs for them.
But there is so much more time and energy he gave to the synagogue community and beyond, of which we are unaware. Mike was so modest that the scope of his financial support will stay unknown, too. Always friendly, helpful, and impeccably dressed, his presence is deeply missed.
Lynn, you have matched your ‘Michael’ in every way, including your capable and steadfast support throughout your many shared years of married life. May your devoted care be a source of comfort. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by:
Joel Evans

I’m so sorry to hear about michaels passing.. I enjoyed talking to him at the minyan…. we always talked about beagles which we both loved… he was a brilliant man and I’ll miss his Torah reading… Rest In Peace..
Carol and Joel Evans

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