Wilbur Fisk Osler (Bill), 88, of Mattituck passed away on Aug. 30 in peace while overlooking his beloved Peconic Bay.
Born in Englewood, N.J., he spent summers in Mattituck as a child, eventually making it his full time home in 1993.
He was a graduate of Lehigh University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a decorated veteran of the Korean War. An entrepreneur at heart, he started many businesses until he finally settled in the transit & railroad industry with his company Advanced Track Products. He managed his rail products business with his youngest son, Scott, and patented some of the products he designed.
A second-generation member of North Fork Country Club, Bill enjoyed a round of golf, but his first passion was the water. He was a lifelong boater and small craft sailor in his youth who shared his love and skill with his boys. Bill was never one to turn down the opportunity to go fishing or out for an impromptu cocktail cruise with friends or family.
Longtime acquaintances knew Bill as a dedicated friend and ardent family man. He never failed to greet you with a warm embrace and a smile. He was a man of great character, proud but never boastful, kind and witty. He was a great storyteller and generous with advice to those in need. He celebrated in your victories and supported you in your sorrows. He was full of laughter and love and will be greatly missed.
Predeceased by his wives, Judy (2010) and Ginny (2016), Bill was a devoted husband and father. He leaves behind his four loving sons, Mark, Darryl, Bruce and Scott; their wives; and nine adoring grandchildren.
Afternoon and evening visitation services will be held Friday, Sept. 7, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue.
Church services will be held at Mattituck Presbyterian Church Saturday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider making a donation to the North Fork Community Theatre at nfct.com/donate. Please indicate that your donation is being made in memory of Bill Osler.
This is a paid notice.