Paul I Osentoski

April 12th, 1953 to March 12th, 2024

Paul Osentoski, 70, of Marysville, died Tuesday, March 12. 2024.

He was born April 12, 1953 in Port Huron to the late Casimir and Mary Osentoski.

Paul was a 1971 graduate of Marysville High School. He was employed as a radio station engineer and disc jockey with Sanilac Broadcasting for 38 years before his retirement in 2018, although he continued to host the Sunday WMIC polka show in Sandusky after that.

After taking broadcasting classes at St. Clair County Community College, he found he had a voice for radio that took him to WMIC 660 AM Sandusky. Paul was versatile, playing oldies, classic country, and the weekend Polka Classics as well as handle news or WMIC “Swap Shop” callers with ease. He was a familiar radio voice in his multiple roles at the station.

His interests included restoring classic Ford Mustangs and his 1955 Ford F-100 truck. He held a private pilot’s license at the age of 22 and maintained a keen interest in aviation. Vintage warbird rides included a B-17, B-24, B-25, Lancaster, and P-51 Mustang and he volunteered at the Yankee Air Museum airshows.

He was a prolific reader and he always had a book, magazine, or newspaper around while he was listening to the radio. His cartooning skills for special situations were a hidden talent.

Alaska was a favorite destination with several drives up the Alaska Highway to visit the farthest reaches of the 49th state and northwest Canada. This centered around Fairbanks where his dear sister Ann lived, and he would often be mistaken for a local Alaskan by both residents and tourists.

Paul was a chicken herder and his flock supplied fine compost for his tomato plant and hot pepper garden.

He is survived by three brothers, Thomas (Monica), Anthony, and Joseph (Lori) Osentoski; and a niece, Marianna, all of Marysville. He was preceded in death by his sister Ann in 2007.

Visitation will be from 12 Noon - 4 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2024 in the Marysville Funeral Home.

Funeral services will follow at 4:00 p.m. Deacon Dennis Crimmins will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Water Area Humane Society. To send condolences, visit

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