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“I was sitting watching some sailboats on the sound and my thoughts idly turned to Glen. I am stunned to hear of his passing. I always enjoyed a good...Read More »
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“I knew Kristin, and wanted to say sorry for your loss. I stumbled on this obituary by accident and remembered how kind you always were to me and...Read More »
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“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
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“We lost a great man indeed. My first Commodore at the Darien Boat Club. He always made me feel welcomed. I can't imagine working a DBC picnic without...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Kevin McTigue - Darien, CT

“Glen and I majored in government together at Norwich ,and as such we had many,many classes together over four years at school.We learned some things,...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Sigmund Borkoski - Bluffton, SC

“We lost a good man.Glen was one of my best and cherished friends for the past 40 years or so. I will miss him immensely.Mentioning all Glen's...Read More »
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“As a fellow 1963 graduate and fellow New Englander, I remember Oz as a quality person who was unassuming, confident, intelligent, and friendly.He was...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Charles Hall - Walpole, MA

“The best college roomate a guy could have. "Os" was a serious and unassuming student with a great sense of humor. He brought me back to the reason a...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Joe Valente - Charlotte, NC

“I knew Glen through Norwalk Community College and veterans programs in Norwalk. He was a supporter of the American Legion in Norwalk where I'm a...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Jeff DeWitt - Norwalk, CT

“Ozzie and Linda were great Norwich friends , Sympathies to the Family and children Joe Egolf NU "64" ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Joseph Egolf - Bradenton, FL

“I didn't know Glen for very long as he recently hired me for LLI. He was a wonderful leader, always pleasant and comfortable to be around. I am...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Patty Schlegel - Norwalk, CT

Glen R. Osberg, "Oz", a longtime resident of Darien, passed away at Stamford Hospital on Friday, January 31, 2020. He was born in Hartford, CT, on May 26, 1941, to the late Ralph Earnest Osberg and Rita Doiron Osberg.
Glen graduated from East Hartford High School in 1959 and went on to attend Norwich University in Northfield, VT, receiving a B.A. degree in government in 1963. That same year, he joined the US Army as a 1st lieutenant where he served two years in active duty and four years in the reserves. He met his wife, Linda "Lindy" Harper, while in college, and they married on October 17, 1964, in Shaker Heights, OH. Glen had a 44-year career at IBM where he held various leadership positions focusing on international manufacturing and asset/inventory management; he retired in 2011.
As an avid reader, writer, historian and life learner, he was never short for words and loved spending time sharing stories with friends and family. Whether you knew him for years or mere minutes, Glen knew how to make you laugh with his quick-witted humor and light-hearted nature. He was a very proud husband, father and grandfather. If he wasn't on a boat on Long Island Sound, you could find Glen cheering from a sideline or applauding in an auditorium for one of his many grandchildren. He was passionate about all sports, but when it came to fishing, it was more like a devotion. "The Old Man and the Sea," as Lindy often referred to him, lived by the adage, "a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at the office."
Glen was a loyal, longtime supporter of the Blue Wave Athletics program and a member of the Darien YMCA. During retirement, he spent much of his time volunteering for several organizations, including the Darien Boat Club (Commodore), Norwalk Community College's Lifetime Learners Institute (President), Darien Men's Association, United Way and the SoundWaters Organization.
Glen is survived by his wife, Linda Harper Osberg, and their four children, Kaarn Lynch (Tom), Kristin Vrooman (Bobby), Erik Osberg (Sara), and Kinsey Tamberrino (Tom). He will also be forever remembered and missed by his 13 grandchildren: Haley, Courtney, William, Brett, Kelsey, Boden, Brinley, Van, Barclay, Oakley, Avery, Kylie and Brennan.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 8th at 3:00 PM at the First Congregational Church of Darien.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association with Lindy in your thoughts.