Albert James Osbahr Jr., 80, Vero Beach

Albert James Osbahr Jr., 80, died April 26, 2010, at his home.

He was born in Jersey City, N.J., and lived in Vero Beach for 26 years, coming from Rockville, Md.

He was a graduate of St. Peter’s Prep School and College in Jersey City. He attended Fordham University and Georgetown University, where he received his master’s and doctorate degrees.

He taught biology and chemistry courses at Georgetown University. He also worked at the National Institutes of Health and John Hopkins University, where he researched various blood diseases for 25 years.

He authored and published numerous research studies in various scientific and medical journals.

He was a volunteer baseball, basketball and football coach for the City of Vero Beach.

Survivors include his wife, Diana; sons, Albert III, Drew and Daryl; daughters, Valerie, Christine, and Cheryl; and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanne, in 1967; and sister, Marilyn, in 2005.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Florida Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, 6720 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32211.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 2 p.m. May 1 at St. Helen Catholic Church, Vero Beach.

Interment will follow in John’s Island Cemetery, Indian River Shores. Military honors will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3918, Vero Beach.

Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. A guest book may be signed at

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