December 9, 2014
Louis I. Ossola, 81, Davidson St., Watertown passed away Tuesday evening, December 9, 2014, at Carthage Area Hospital where he had been a patient since October 21.
Calling Hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Friday, December 12, from 4 - 7PM.
A Prayer Service will be at the funeral home on Saturday, December 13, at 8:15AM followed by the Funeral Mass celebrated at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church at 9AM with Rev. Jonas Tandayn, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Ossola was born in Los Angeles, CA on September 26, 1933, the son of Ito L. and Agnes Cziaka Ossola. He graduated from San Fernando Valley High School in San Fernando, CA.
On September 30, 1952 he entered the US Air Force. During his service, he was overseas in French Morocco during the Korean War. He received the National Defense Service and Good Conduct Medals and was honorably discharged from active duty as an Airman 1st Class on September 29, 1956 and on August 31, 1960 from the Reserves.
On October 20, 1955 he married Josephine A. Capone at St. Anthony's Church with Fr. Anthony A. Milia officiating.
Louis was the store manager for Acme Markets, and then worked for Crosbie Super Duper and the Watertown IGA. He never really retired and later delivered flowers for his good friends at Sherwood Florist. He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.
For many years, he coached youth baseball and was an avid gardener and golfer, where he was a member for many years at Willowbrook and Highland Meadows Golf Clubs.
Besides his wife, Josephine, Louis is survived by his four sons and their wives, Ronald L. and Lynn A., Watertown, William M. and Patricia "Patti", Pinellas Park, FL, Thomas J. and Cindy L., Watertown, and Steven C. and Jennifer H., Lacona. He was known as "Papa" to his eleven grandchildren and two great grandsons.
He is also survived by his sister, Jenna Lee McArthy, Oregon and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. His two sisters, Helen Hartley and Cecelia Orchard, died before him.
Donations in his name may be made to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 320 W. Lynde St., Watertown, NY 13601.
Online condolences to his family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.