Clare Della Ossman

February 17, 1931September 25, 2018

Clare Della Ossman, age 87, formerly of Avalon passed away on Tuesday September 25, 2018. Clare was born February 17, 1931 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Harry and Helen (Scheller) Ossman.

Beloved mother to Teri O. (Martin) Barbie; loving grandmother to Shawn (Jessica) Barbie, Erin (Andy) Bird; great grandmother to Michael Bird, Isabella Bird, Faith Bird, Iris Della Barbie; niece Sandy (Darryl) Gorajewski and nephew Ralph Worley.

Preceded in death by sister Mary Jane Worley; great granddaughter Hadley June Barbie. Arrangements are under the direction of Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., 1014 California Ave. Avalon (412-766-5600).

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Allegheny Health Network Hospice, Office of Fund Development Hospice and Palliative Care 4818 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Condolences may be offered at


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Karen Onder

September 30, 2018

Thank you Teri and Martin for letting me take care of Dell. I enjoyed every visit with her. She will always have a place in my heart.

Donna Richardson Vincent

September 30, 2018

I have so many wonderful memories of my good friend Dell. We always found reasons to laugh together and talk about the fun times we had on Clive Street. Dell always loved and supported me like a sister and I will cherish her forever. Dell must be smiling now as God welcomes her with his open arms. I’m so glad God gave Dell such beautiful grandchildren to love and hug! I will always miss her and her great spirit! I’m glad to know she will share her afterlife with another angel called Mary Jane! I was blessed to have these two women in my life. I have two lilac bushes in my yard and time I see them or smell the lovely flowers I will remember our friendship and smile.