Charles Edward Osadjan

Born: Thursday, August 11, 1938
Passed: Monday, June 4, 2018

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Charles Edward Osadjan, Jr. M.D. 1938-2018
Charles E. Osadjan, 79, of Rockford, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018. Born on August 11, 1938 in Chicago, IL the son of Charles E. Sr. and Pauline (Michalec) Osadjan. He was a graduate of St. Ignatius Prep School, Loyola University - College of Art and Science (B.S. 1960), the Graduate School (M.S. 1964) and Stritch School of Medicine (M.D. 1964). He practiced Internal Medicine in Rockford 1968-1993. He was president of the medical staff at Rockford Memorial Hospital 1993-1994, Medical Director at Ingersoll International Corporation 1993-2000. His passion, aside from medicine, was his farm in Byron, IL, something he had wished for since childhood.
He is survived by his wife, Madeline; sons, David, Paul (Denise Anderson) and Mark (Justin Shelton); grandchildren, Madeline, Michael, Erin, and Shannon; sister, Charlotte Jasinski; brother-in-law, Rudy Valenta; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister, Elaine Valenta. A special thank you to the caregivers of Visiting Angels of Rockford and the team of people from Hospice Care of America who helped him through the final months.
Private family services to be held. Memorials may be made to Doctors Without Borders, P.O. Box 5022, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5022 or to a charity of your choice.

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  1. Paul Johnson

    I tried to edit my comment to Listen, Relate, and Recommend. However the laptop submitted. Please correct this for me. All the best to the family and friends. Paul Johnson The touch pad is so sensitive.

  2. Shawn Shianna, MD

    It occurred to me lately to contact some of my favorite teachers to tell them how much I admired them. As I searched for a way to contact Dr. Osadjan, I was sad to learn that he had passed only recently. He was far and away one of the best professors I encountered. He was intelligent and wise, and very kind and patient with his students and patients alike. I have tried to emulate him but will never equal him. His family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Chessie Lake (Knight) Delaney

    Condolences to your family. I remember when you first bought the ‘Glawe' farm and moved in next door, west of mom and dad's old farm (Art & Edna Lake). We helped you bale the hay on our property. Those were the good ole' days! Wouldn't trade them for the world.

  4. Barbara Foster

    Dr. O was a great person I have fond memories. Hope your memories help.

  5. Carol Nauman

    My sympathy and prayers go out to the Osadjan family. I know he will be missed by all of you. I hope the many memories you have of your husband/dad will help ease the pain of your loss. God bless you and your family.

  6. Nancy C. Pienta Argo

    Please accept my condolences on your loss from an old LMC classmate. Loosing my husband to pancreatic cancer 4 years ago has taught me to be grateful for the years we shared. That will come in time for you as well. Always, Nancy

  7. Patrick Gabrione

    Madeline, Bonnie and I have you, Chuck and your family in our prayers. God bless you. Pat G., Chuck's fist roommate, day 1, Loyola Dorm.

  8. Dave Dylak

    The good Lord has blessed me with many things. Not the least of which was good doctors. In 1977, at age 15, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Dr Osadjan became my primary medical provider. Dr. Osadjin's insights and understanding of what I was going through were immensely helpful. His willingness to speak frankly with me about health issues, or converse with me about our shared love of the outdoors and deer hunting made me feel that despite my disease, I wasn't so different from other young people my age. In 1978, during one of my very first visits with Dr. Osadjin, he said “David I've been reading about a a new a new treatment plan that I want you to try”. “I can't see any negatives with this new treatment idea.” From that day forward I started taking an aspirin a day and continue to do so 40+ years later. In 1978 nobody else was talking about the health benefits associated with aspirin therapy. Today, I am healthy, physically complete and have no cardiac issues, which is a rare thing for a person who has this disease for as long as I. I have thought of Dr. Osadjin many times over the years. He was a great doctor and a great guy. Dr. Osadjan helped a young man come to terms with a new disease. And, Doctor Osadjans forward thinking decision to put the young man on daily aspirin therapy allowed the young man to live a good healthy life and raise a beautiful family. The good lord has blessed me with many things. Not the least of which was Dr. O.

  9. Jack Armstrong

    Peace be with you Osadjans at the time of your loss. I fondly remember your dad/husband from growing up just down the road. Dr. Osadjan was a great worker and caring father. One of the memories I have is bailing hay in the hot, hot summer at your farm on McGregor Road. I certainly enjoyed the camaradarie of David, Paul and Mark. Your dad will be missed. We appreciate the friendship and caring of others. Jack Armstrong

  10. phil bratta

    prayers and thoughts to all the family rest in peace charles the bratta family

  11. Woody&WilmaFuller

    Dear Mad, So sorry to learn of Chuck's death. I still remember stories from over 50 years ago and our many interactions since; sadly not recently, but life changes. We wish you and your family nothing but good memories about the past and hope you ease into the future with them to support you. Sincerely, Woody & Wilma

  12. Bill and Linda Riebock

    Madeline Our hearts are sad today learning of Chuck's passing. He was a great doctor and you and he great friends. We have not kept in touch as life took us in and kept us busy raising our girls but you both were often thought of and fondly remembered. We will remember the times we had and hope your fond memories ease your pain. God bless you and your family.

  13. cloe sturner - WW

    may the memories of a great life, well lived, sustain the family

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