Passed Away On: November 17, 2022
Dennis George Osorio (69), was called to heaven on November 17, 2022 after a 9-year battle with stage 4 cancer.
Dennis was born in San Francisco, California on February 18, 1953 to the late George and Gloria Osorio from Sunnyvale, California. He is survived by his wife Peggy, having been married for almost 5 decades. He is also survived by his 3 children, Stephen Osorio, Daniel Osorio (Esmeralda), and Desiree Osorio. Proud papa to Aniesa, Dominic, Nathan, Keirra, Khloe, and Kaia. His sisters Victoria Azizkhan (Kiamars) and Michele Osorio. Uncle Bob Osorio (Elaine), several nieces, nephews, and many cousins.
Dennis attended Saint Clare Catholic School and Archbishop Mitty High School. He graduated from Peterson High School, wanting to graduate with his friends. He was drafted to the military and entered into the United States Air Force. Dennis was a 2-time Vet, serving in the Vietnam War and the Gulf War. He retired after 21 years of service. He was an Operations Supervisor for San Jose International Airport, retiring after 30 years.
He loved music his whole life and was a great bass guitarist. He loved to ride his Harley Davidson and was a member of American Legion Riders. He was also a member and a retired Vice Commander of American Legion post 69.
Dennis volunteered for many organizations. Some include Hollister Downtown Association, Gilroy Garlic Festival, Airport Emergency Planning for San Jose International Airport, Oakland International Airport and Hollister Airport, serving as Hollister Airport Commissioner.
The Osorio family wishes to thank Dr. Kwong of Kaiser Permanente Hospital, San Jose, California for never giving up on him. All the wonderful nurses in the oncology infusion department. Anna, Andrea, and Gaby with Hospice. And Dr. Darnell and staff, for making him smile again.
Dennis was kind, funny, and a giving man. He was our warrior, our hero, and he never complained. He was always making a joke out of a bad situation. He touched a lot of souls and he will forever be loved and greatly missed.
Celebration of life will be January 15, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. Hollister Veterans Memorial Building 649 San Benito Street, Hollister, California.