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Obituary - Paul Osterhage, co-founder of Fabritec

Paul “Oz” Osterhage, co-founder of Fabritec International, passed away at the age of 71 on Jan. 1, 2023, following a seven-month battle with esophageal cancer.

“Paul started with my dad, Al Jordan, in founding Fabritec in 1977,” noted John “J.J.” Jordan, president of Fabritec International. “For over 45 years, he served as chief accountant and office leader. Paul was a key part of the success of Fabritec and the Sanitone division.”

Osterhage was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and remained a lifelong diehard fan of his alma mater, as well as the NFL Bengals and the MLB Reds.

“A kind, smart and patient man with a sense of humor, he will be greatly missed by his family, friends, co-workers and the Jordan family,” Jordan added. “Many of our customers knew Paul from seminars, conventions and customer relations. We have been preparing for any complications but he is still someone not easy to replace.”

Osterhage is survived by wife, Mary “Trish” Osterhage; his grandchildren, David (Crystal), Luke, Ethan, Colin, Lily, Jackson and Cooper; his great grandchildren, Ryleigh and Raelynn; and his siblings, Bob Osterhage, Amy Stetter (Mike), Linda Osterhage and Susan Osterhage.

Memorials may be made to the St. Leo’s Food Pantry c/o St. Leo the Great Church, 2573 St. Leo Place, Cincinnati, OH 45225.