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Jacob "Jake" Stephen Oslin

October 20, 1999 March 13, 2017
Jacob "Jake" Stephen Oslin
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Obituary for Jacob "Jake" Stephen Oslin

Jacob “Jake” Stephen Oslin, a resident of Milford and student at the International Academy West Campus in White Lake Twp., died on March 13, 2017 at the age of seventeen after a quiet battle with depression.

It’s true what they say: only the good die young. Jacob Oslin was taken from us too early, at the age of 17 on March 13, 2017. Jake packed a lot of living into his 17 years. With a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye, he was always ready with a sarcastic comment, goofy joke, or a tidbit of strange trivia. From a very young age, Jake was very curious about the world around him; he loved learning, reading, and asked a lot of questions. To have known him is to have loved him, he made a strong impression on everyone he met.

With the inspiration of his kindergarten teacher Ms. Dedor, Jacob began playing piano at the age of 5. His love for music and performing continued with the drums, and most recently the guitar. If there was an instrument in the room, Jake was ready to put on a show.

When it came to athletics, he began playing t-ball and soccer early on. Later, he played lacrosse and earned a letter in wrestling from Milford High School. For sure, he was the only wrestler who would read a book until the second he was called onto the mat.

Academics were always a priority for Jake. He was very enthusiastic and enjoyed participating in the classroom. The International Academy provided the small group learning and interactive environment that he thrived in. He participated in many extracurricular activities, including Deca. Most recently, he had aspirations to attend Columbia University in New York City. Knowing Jake, he would have found a way to make that dream come true.

Family was a priority for Jacob. With our big fat Greek family, Jake was always ready for a family gathering or party. His cousin Andrew was a close confidant and constant partner in travel and adventure; he loved all of his cousins but Andrew held a special place in his heart. He also celebrated the day he caught up in height with Andrew.

Jake was close with both of his brothers. While they fought and argued, they loved each other very much. As a young kid, Jake was attentive to his brothers. We have fond memories of Jake driving around the yard in his John Deere with his younger brother strapped in next to him. His vivid imagination was a source of constant entertainment and spurred many army battles in the living room, complete with armor and swords. They will surely miss their nightly wrestling matches in the family room.

Libby, Wilson, and Gretel, the family dogs, were additional siblings. Libby often slept with Jake, as the two were especially close.

Second only to his family were Jake’s friends. On any given weekend, Jake could be found hosting a bonfire in the back yard, serenading his guests with the guitar while sitting around the fire. His friend Andrew was also a close confidant. The two loved playing guitar together. Another favorite activity was going Up North with Brandt, to camp, fish, float down the Platte River. Every summer, Lorenzo would come from his home in Paris to visit his family, but spent a lot of his time, and arguably had the most fun with Jacob.

Jake is survived by his parents, Denise and John Oslin, his two brothers Nicholas and Lucas, his grandparents, Harriet “Yiayia” Raphael, Terry and Judy Oslin, his Aunt Jennifer Raphael and Uncle Adam Behar, Aunt Alisa, Aunt Laurie, as well as the rest of the beloved family and his amazing group of friends. He is dearly missed and will always live on in our memories and in our hearts.

Jake was preceded in death by his grandpa, George Raphael, Denise’s Godfather and Jake’s namesake, Steve Panaretos; uncle, Hank London, and great uncle, C. Nicholas Raphael.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, on Friday, March 17, from 2-9PM. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church, 2439 S. Long Lake Rd., Fenton, on Saturday, March 18, at 11AM with Fr. Gabriel Bilas officiating. Burial will follow at Milford Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are encouraged to

For further information please phone 248-684-6645.

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2:00 PM 3/17/2017 2:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 3/17/2017 9:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States





11:00 AM 3/18/2017 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church

2439 S. Long Lake Rd.
Fenton, MI 48430

St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church
2439 S. Long Lake Rd. Fenton 48430 MI
United States

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