Obituary: MacDonald Osland, long-time Darien resident, WWII veteran
MacDonald “Mac” Osland, a longtime resident of Darien, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Stamford Hospital. Born on October 19, 1926 in New Rochelle, New York, he was the son of the late Ivind and Melinda Osland. He was 89 years of age.
Mr. Osland graduated from Stamford High School, Class of 1948 and J. M. Wright Technical School in 1950.
Mr. Osland enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 17 and served as a Carpenter’s Mate in the Seabees during WW II, where he saw extensive action at Okinawa in the Pacific supporting American operations against the Japanese. His decorations include the Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal (1 star) and the Navy Unit Commendation.
Following his service in the United States Navy, Mr. Osland worked as a toolmaker for Globe Slicing Company.
Mr. Osland enjoyed tending to his decades old garden, woodworking, and watching classic western films. Most of all, he was a loving and spirited friend and will be deeply missed by Maryann, Karl, Max and Leo Scaccia, who considered him family, as well as his wonderful caregiver Annette Lowe.
A Service was held at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.