Dr. Dennis E. Ose

May 19, 1949June 26, 2013

Dr. Dennis E. Ose, 64, of Cary, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at his home in Cary.

Dr. Ose was born May 19, 1949 in Decatur, IL. He was a graduate of Purdue University and Duke University Medical School. Dr. Ose was a pathologist and former Wake County Medical Examiner with Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. He was in previous practice in Georgia and Pennsylvania.

Dr. Ose is survived by his wife of 37 years, Wendy Ose; parents, Earl E. Ose and Darlene M. Ose; son, Benjamin Ose (Stephanie); daughter, Rebecca Ose Yeh (Alex); brothers, Paul Ose (Sarah); and Ross Ose (Sissy); and four grandchildren, Annabelle, Madeline and Jacob Yeh; and Hannah Ose; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 9:30 am Monday, July 1, 2013 at Saint Francis United Methodist Church, 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27518. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saint Francis United Methodist Church.

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Benjamin Ose

May 18, 2018

Dad, you would have been 69 yro tomorrow, 5/19/18. We love and miss you very much. You would have enjoyed seeing all your 5 grand kids together this upcoming June for a beach trip. Thanks for being all that you could be to us, for raising us, and for helping us through many a tough time over the years. Love, Ben

Kari Clark

July 23, 2013

Thank you Mr. Ose for all the kind love and support you showed to our family, it was a blessing a privledge working with you and your precious family. I never dreaded coming to work I loved what I did, you made those three years great!

Laurine Young

July 13, 2013

Thank you, Dr. Ose for the gift of inspiration to me while caring for you during your illness. You taught me so much about courage, determination, and grace under pressure. "Vikings Rule"

Beverly Spivey

July 9, 2013

Dennis was my tutor in Biochemistry, when I was a struggling first year medical student. I found him to be a soft-spoken, kind young man who had a remarkable ability to make difficult concepts clear. He could even make jokes about the subject, in his own low key, understated way. He will always be remembered with much gratitude, and he will be missed. My deepest sympathies and my prayers go out to his wife, Wendy, and to all his family.

Jennifer Battle

July 8, 2013

I had the privilege of working with Dr. Ose while employed at WakeMed. He was a very humble man, and I enjoyed working with him. He will be dearly missed I am sure!

Debbie Switzer Brown

July 6, 2013

The most kind and gentle man I have ever known. Thank you for taking such good care of my best friend Wendy.

Lucy Merritt

June 30, 2013

Dr. Ose, your kindness and generosity knew no limits....I will always be grateful and blessed by the time i got to work with you. You displayed such quiet demeanor and dignity. You will be truly missed.

June 30, 2013

Our deepest sympathies to Wendy and family. We knew Dennis as a lifelong friend from high school "debate team" days. Although we did not always keep in close contact, whenever we spoke or visited, we were reminded of his constant wonderful character traits--quiet confidence, respect for others, diligence, intelligence, and unique humor. We will miss Dennis.

Don Bicknell
Susan (Herr) Bicknell

Lewis Gross

June 29, 2013

Dear Dennis: Thank you for taking such good care of my sister Wendy and raising such illustrious children Ben and Rebecca. Your life has been classically inspirational, a quiet power which took care of other people before yourself. It was the little things you did, like sending my sons Napoleon Hill's book, Think and Grow Rich, and calling my wife Tracey for the latest recipe for tortellini. You showed me the secret of WHAT TO DO and HOW TO DO IT, but more importantly WE MAY HAVE WHATEVER YOU WANT IN LIFE. I wish you could have been with us longer. Lewis

Lewis Gross

June 29, 2013

Dear Dennis: thank you for doing such a wonderful job taking care of my sister Wendy and raising such illustrious children, Ben and Rebecca. Your professional and personal life has been classically inspirational to me and my three sons. My wife Tracey considered you the closest family member on my side of the tree. It was the little, often quiet power you possessed, like sending my family a copy of Napoleon Hill's book, Think and Grow Rich. or asking for the next recipe for tortellini. You taught me the secret of WHAT TO DO and HOW TO DO IT, but more importantly, YOU MAY HAVE WHATEVER YOU WANT IN LIFE. Dennis, I'll see you in the afterlife. Lewis