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White Plains Hospital Exec From Northern Westchester Dies During Retirement Party

Ossie Dahl
Ossie Dahl Photo Credit: Contributed

A former vice president of facilities at White Plains Hospital and a longtime Cortlandt Manor resident died suddenly last week while celebrating during his retirement party.

Ossie Dahl, 64, died while celebrating his career with family, friends, and colleagues during a party at the White Plains Woman's Club on Friday, Jan. 11.

According to his obituary, Dahl, who was known for being kind and gentle to all, would "resent this obituary. Partially because he hates publicity, but mostly he'd be mad he left this world just one week into retirement."

"His last moments were spent expressing love, gratitude, and happiness, surrounded by his closest family, friends, and colleagues," he obituary said.

Media reports say Dahl fainted just after giving a retirement speech. Numerous doctors attending the event performed CPR before the ambulance arrived. He was later pronounced dead at White Plains Hospital.

His obituary said the things he loved most were: spending time with his beloved wife, Donna; reminiscing over wine with his brothers, Steve Dahl and Kenneth Dahl (Celia); bonding over menus with his daughter, Lauren Cummings (Chris); life chats with his son, Matt Dahl (Jessica); being "Pa" to his grandsons, Tyler and Ryan Dahl; and spoiling his eight nieces and nephews.

His family, colleagues, “Monday Night Cards,” friends of 50 years, and Fran Dahl, his children’s mother, will continue to celebrate his life and keep his memory alive through stories, his obituary said.

A chapel service was held on Tuesday, Jan. 15, followed by private cremation.

The family requests donations be made to www.wphospital.org/powerofone .

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