RIP Michael P. Osgood, candidate, community activist
I’ll be the first to admit it- I never got along well with Mike Osgood.
But when the second former candidate for the Dayton City Commission dies within a week, way before their time, without a real mention in the DDn- I figure I owe it to them to share the news of their passing with the community. I’m really reluctant to add an obituary category to this site, but of late, it may seem appropriate.
Michael was a friend and protégé of our former mayor, now Congressman Michael Turner.
He was also very active in the Huffman Historic Area- rehabbing and renting houses. He sat on the board of directors for Wright Patt Credit Union, and served on other non-profits’ boards.
Mike ran for City Commission 3 times– first in the 1996 special election which Abner Orrick won. Osgood came in last of four candidates, even trailing Mark Donelson II, who was married to Sherrie McLin.
In 1997- running for the same seat at the normal election time, he again came in 4th of four, with Mary Wiseman and Lloyd Lewis winning.
In 2001 he tried again- for the same seat, and came in third, this time besting Abner, but losing large to Dick Zimmer and Joey Williams.
The tiny obit in today’s paper:
“OSGOOD, Michael P. Age 54, passed, June 3, 2014. Mass 10:30 a.m., June 9 at Church of the Holy Angels. Westbrock F.H., Dayton”
Hopefully, someone can do a better job of sharing Mike’s impact on our community.
Rest in peace, Mike.
The DDN now has a story on Mr. Osgood…
I was very sad to learn of Mike’s passing. I met Mike back in the 90’s around the period of the Huffman Rehabarama. Mike was as tireless and optimistic a man as I’ve every met. His dedication to his neighborhood was peerless. Many times I would see Mike working throughout the neighborhood on property that I would have given up hope on. Mike would clean up alleys and was relentless in observing properties for criminal activity. Mike was a man that made a huge difference in his neighborhood and waned to do so throughout the city and region. Without a doubt Mike would worked tirelessly had he been elected to serve the city or district.