Donald E Van Oss

April 28, 1918September 9, 2020

Van Oss, Donald E., age 102, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at his residence. He is preceded in death by his wife Marianna Van Oss; his parents Alfred and Lucille Van Oss; his brothers Russell Van Oss, Eugene Van Oss and Jerry Van Oss; sister Mary Brewer. He is survived by his children Susan (Jay) Bryan, Agatha (Steve) Coffman, Gary (Linda) Van Oss and Greg (Denise) Van Oss; his brother Richard (Johanna) Van Oss; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Donald was a veteran of the US Army in WWII. He retired from DP & L; was a founding member of St. Luke Catholic Church. He was a world champion table tennis player, enjoyed playing golf, and many other outdoor activities. He formerly co owned a firewood company. Donald never met a stranger and loved telling stories and jokes. Family will receive friends from 3-5 PM Sunday, September 13, 2020 at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME- BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd at Grange Hall Rd. A mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM Monday, September 14, 2020 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 209 W. Lake Ave, New Carlisle, Ohio 45344. Private interment. Contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Baptismal Font or Stain Glass Window fund. Online condolences may be sent to



  • Visitation with Social Distancing

    Sunday, September 13, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, September 14, 2020


  • Private interment


Donald E Van Oss

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Ann Waits-Herbert

September 13, 2020

Agatha, I don’t know if you remember me or not from Beavercreek school, but I want to say I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family for comfort.

David Van Oss

September 11, 2020

Growing up next door to Uncle Don was like having two fathers. I have so many wonderful memories it would be hard to pick a favorite. From the ping pong table to the basketball court to the baseball diamond, he was always willing to join in. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, great-grandfather, grandfather, brother, uncle and much more. He also needs to be remembered as a WWII Veteran. When I returned from Vietnam he told me how proud he was of me and that meant more than I can express. Like many in his generation, I never heard him speak of his service overseas until 6 or 7 years ago. He became emotional and told me of the terrible things he saw and that he couldn't get them out of his mind. I'm proud of my Uncle Don and am thankful for what he sacrificed for our country. I will miss him.


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