CINCINNATI, Ohio — Paul “Oz” Osterhage, co-founder of Fabritec International, died on Jan. 1, 2023, after a seven-month battle with esophageal cancer. He was 71 years old.
“Paul started with my dad, Al Jordan, in founding Fabritec in 1977,” says John “JJ” Jordan, president of Fabritec International. “For over 45 years, he served as chief accountant and office leader. Paul was a key part of the success of Fabritec and the Sanitone Division.”
Osterhage graduated from the University of Cincinnati and remained a lifelong diehard fan of his alma mater, as well as the Bengals and the Reds.
“A kind, smart, and patient man with a sense of humor, he will be greatly missed by his family, friends, co-wokers, and the Jordan family,” Jordan says. “Many of our customers knew Paul from seminars, conventions and customer relations. We have been preparing for any complications but is still someone not easy to replace.“We have been preparing for any complications, but he is still someone not easy to replace.”
He is survived by his wife, Mary “Trish” Osterhage (nee Dwyer); sons Paul (Sarah), Mark and Dave (Julie) Osterhage; grandchildren David (Crystal), Luke, Ethan, Colin, Lily, Jackson, Cooper; great-grandchildren Ryleigh and Raelynn; a brother, Bob Osterhage; sisters Amy (Mike) Stetter, Linda Osterhage, and Susan Osterhage; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home 4619 Delhi Rd. in Cincinnati. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, Jan. 13 at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Visitation Church 3172 South Rd. in Cincinnati.
Memorials may be made to the St. Leo’s Food Pantry c/o St. Leo the Great Church, 2573 St. Leo Place, Cincinnati, OH 45225
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