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Osborne Wachter, Jr.

March 12, 1931 ~ September 3, 2022 (age 91)

Obituary

Osborne Francis Wachter Jr, 91, Middletown died Saturday September 3, 2022 at Vindobona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Braddock Heights. He was the husband of Betty Smith Wachter his wife of nearly 71 years.

Born in Jefferson on March 12, 1931 he was a son of the late Osborne F. Sr. and Ida Cornelia Smith Wachter.

He owned and operated an Erie agency, Wachter Insurance Agency, in Middletown from 1969 until his retirement.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown, a graduate of Frederick High School in 1948 and also attended Mercersburg Academy.

Surviving, besides his wife is a daughter Deborah Wachter, Middletown, two sons David Wachter and wife Pam, Middletown, Brian Wachter, Jefferson, four grandchildren Rev. Nicole Wachter, Harrisburg, PA, Nathan Wachter and wife Mary, Leesburg, VA, Craig Wachter and wife Aubrey, Jefferson, Rachel Wachter, Middletown, four great-grandchildren John, James, Rowan and Brynn Wachter, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Don Hamlin, Baltimore, Barbara Ohler, Middletown , Doris Adkins and husband Woodie of Cedarburg, WI, Ron Shapard, Myersville, and Vickie Smith , Hagerstown.

He was predeceased by his son-in-law Frank Potts Jr., his brother Donald Lee Wachter, sisters-in-law Grace Wachter, Janice Hamlin, Ruth Shapard and brother-in-law Mike Smith.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM on Thursday September 8 at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be held 11 AM on Friday September 9 from Zion Lutheran Church in Middletown. Rev. Diane Day will officiate. Interment will be made in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 107 W. Main St., Middletown.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
September 8, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Donald B Thompson
31 E Main Street
Middletown, MD 21769

Visitation
Thursday
September 8, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Donald B Thompson
31 E Main Street
Middletown, MD 21769

Funeral Service
Friday
September 9, 2022

11:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church (Middletown)

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