Robert McOsker ’66

Robert B. McOsker ’66 died on June 17, 2018, in Vienna, Virginia.

(The following was published on in June 2018:)

Robert Bruce McOsker, seventy-three, of Vienna, Virginia died Sunday, June 17, 2018 at his home after a long battle with lung cancer. Bob was born on July 17, 1944 in Lewiston, Maine to Leo F. and Marie B. (Henshaw) McOsker. As a New England native, Bob grew up as a lifelong Ted Williams and Boston Red Sox fan. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Government from Bowdoin College in 1966 and was a brother of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity. He also earned a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Chicago in 1968. Bob was a Vietnam War veteran, serving in the US Army. During his service, Bob earned five medals – the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Bronze Star. Bob met his future wife, Hue Thi McOsker, while stationed in Vietnam and they were married on March 4, 1972. He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Jennifer McOsker and her husband Dr. Douglas Walled of Saratoga Springs, New York, a sister, Nancy Fontaine, of Derby, Vermont and in-laws who loved him very much. Bob was also eagerly anticipating the birth of his first grandchild, a boy, expected in August. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William McOsker. He worked for the US Federal Government for forty-one years, most of which was with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, retiring as the Special Assistant for Administration and Communications in the Office of the Chairman. Over his tenure, several Chairmen recognized Bob with a Special Act Award in recognition of a special act or service which resulted in a significant contribution to the mission of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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