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Clark Osborn.

CHARLTON Clark Osborn, 87, of 88 Masonic Home Rd., died Friday, April 13, at Overlook Masonic Health Center.

He was the son of Rev. Willard L. and Hattie (Phillips) Osborn. He was born in Worcester, MA and was a resident of Shrewsbury, MA over 80 years and St. Petersburg, FL over 60 years. He was educated in Charlton, Shrewsbury and Worcester, MA. He graduated from Becker Junior College and took courses at General Motors Institution of Flint, Michigan in diesel engineering. He took banking courses at American Institute of Banking and Alcohol Counseling at Massachusetts College, Gardner, MA, Certified Nursing Aid Traning at Naukaug Hospital. He is a veteran of WW II., Sergeant in charge of special services for German P.O.W's in Scott Bluff, Nebraska.

He worked for Central Oil Company at Worcester as supervisor of service stations and later owned and operated his own service station in Auburn, MA. He retired from Worcester County National Bank after 24 years as lead payroll teller. He was former member of B.S.A. Future Farmers of America and Worcester Chapter Demolay and later joined a list of organizations: U.C.T. Worcester Economic, A.I.B., A.A.R.P., IOOF His Masonic affiliations included Joel Prouty Lodge, over 55 years, Worcester Royal Arts Chapter, Worcester County Commander #5 Knights Templet and Althia Grotto. After retirement he worked in the counseling department of Doctors Hospital. He put on weekly seminars of driving under the influence (D.U.I.) at Rutland Heights Hospital. He owned and operated and funded a home for recovering alcoholics for 14 years and he received an Honorary Dr. Degree in ministry from Divinity.

He received the cross of honor from Demolay and the highest award, the Legend of Honor. In 1973, he gave a park honoring his father to the town of Shrewsbury, MA. He was treasurer and member of the Board of Trustees of Fairlawn Church and editor of the church newspaper; treasurer of Central Mass. Intergroup for several years and treasurer and member of Board of Trifold Corporation.

Mr. Osborn leaves 2 nieces and 1 nephew. A brother, Willard P. Osborn and a sister, Elizabeth Osborn predeceased him.

A private graveside service will be held in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury, MA. There are no calling hours. Howard C. Allen Funeral Home, 653 Main St., Shrewsbury, MA is directing arrangements.
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Date:Apr 17, 2007
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