Wire and Cable CEO, Computer Consultant, Friend
Stanton Donald Ose, 80, of Bristol, RI, gave his soul to the angels on June 16, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born May 6, 1942 in Hallock, Minnesota, Stan grew up in Grand Marais and Crosby, Minnesota. He started his education on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. A proud member of Kirkland House, he graduated from Harvard University in 1964 with a BA in social relations and later earned his MBA from URI. His career in the wire and cable business took him all over the world from his first job at Kaiser Aluminum in Bristol to ultimately building a wire plant in Jinan, China. In retirement, Stan became known as Captain Computer. He forged many new friendships as he helped seniors learn how to send email and use a computer.
Stan suffered a stroke in 2012, but his love of life and will to survive kept him alive and an inspiration to all who knew him. He never lost his sense of humor or zest for life. Stan loved the outdoors and his yard. He was a member of the Bristol Land Trust, the RI Tree Council, the Bristol Yacht Club and the Bristol Highland Improvement Association. He was a member and past president of both the RI Quality Control Engineers and the Hamilton House senior center of Providence, RI.
Stan and his wife Betsy, known as Team Ose, were inseparable. He was happiest creating projects in his workshop. Stan also loved all things mechanical and he could fix anything or talk about any subject. Before his stroke, he was the neighbor who always plowed out or helped others nearby. A wonderful husband, father and grandfather, Stan’s spirit will live on in all who loved him.
Stan is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betsy; his two sons Erik of Westerly, RI and Chapel Hill NC; and Jared of Providence, RI; his daughter in law Nina Wright of Westerly; his sister Dianne Horna of Huntley, Illinois; his niece Deidre and nephew Craig; and his grandchildren Griffin Philip and Skye Elizabeth of Westerly, RI.
Stan was predeceased by his parents Gordon Donald Ose and Carol Martin Ose of Crosby, Minnesota.
Memorial contributions can be made in his name to the East Bay Food Pantry, 532 Wood Street, Bristol RI 02809.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are with the George C. Lima Funeral Home.
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