Belmont, NY - John Charles “Papa John” Osterhout Sr., 72, of 5741 Lyons Road passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Jones Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born December 5, 1942 in Wellsville the son of the late Henry and Elizabeth (McManus) Osterhout. On May 25, 1971 in Angelica he married Debra Scott who survives.
John was formerly employed at Turner & McNerney Pipeline until his retirement in 1996. He loved watching the Buffalo Bills, family holiday gatherings, making his famous “Papa’s Mashed Potatoes”, farming with his tractor, reading, cookouts and parties at “The Beer Lodge”, taking care of his dogs, spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren and helping anyone in need.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two children, John (Tami) Osterhout Jr. of Belmont and Dawn (Tyler Avnet) Davis of Coolidge, AZ, six grandchildren, Timothy (Carrie) Osterhout, Katelyn (Dustin) Osterhout, Elaini Davis. Maggie Davis, Sarah Morrison, and Tori Fanton, two great grandchildren, Brayden Cooper and Karson Osterhout, one sister, Ellen (Maurice) Middaugh of Belmont, two brothers, Tom (Jean) Osterhout of Brocton and Mike (Diane) Osterhout of Cuba, several nieces & nephews including two special nieces, Debbie Flores and Megan Murray and many good friends including, Damon Davis, Angela Lewis, Pete Gambino and Bill and Audrey Newman. He was predeceased in addition to parents by his father and mother-in-law, Walter and Janice Scott and a sister, Margaret “Peggy” Osterhout.
Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont, NY. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Deacon Frank Pasquale presiding. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Amity Rescue Squad or the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.