Richard Oss

Richard "Rick" Oss passed away May 4, 2019 at age 68. Apart from his time in the Army, he was a lifelong West Seattleite. Rick worked at Lucky Grocery while at Sealth HS and UW and continued to work there summers when he became a teacher. After 20+ years as management at Boeing, Rick was blessed to return to teaching, this time with Seattle Public Schools and ultimately to Sealth to teach in Special Education and The Bridge Program. Rick's two passions were teaching and his faith, which he brought into all aspects of his life. No matter the situation, Rick sought to demonstrate Christ's love to all and naturally fostered learning. These traits were also the foundation of his life as a father, always supporting "his girls" through life's many decisions and seasons. Richard Oss is survived by his daughters and grandchildren (Lynnette Oss: Orin, Karis; Jen Secrest: Ezra, Georgette), his mother (Jo Oss), his siblings (David Oss, Michele Malgren), and their families. Rick was preceded in death by his father (Richard "Dick" Oss). A casual Fellowship Hour to share memories will be held 9:30AM-11:30AM Saturday June 22 at Lincoln Park Shelter #1. For more about Rick's life and memorial, visit To honor Rick, please donate basic school supplies to your local school.