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Osvaldo Antoine

September 14, 1962 ~ March 19, 2021 (age 58)

Obituary

Our family and friends are mourning the loss of a Beloved Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle,
Cousin, Teacher and Friend. Osvaldo Antoine was affectionately known to many as “Bado, Pouche, Papa,
or Coach”. He was born to Marie T. Monique Jean-Claude, a Homemaker and a Caregiver and Felix
Antoine, a Painter/ Tele Communicator and Sergeant on September 14, 1962 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Osvaldo was raised in Petion-Ville, Haiti where he was the ninth child of fourteen.
Osvaldo attended the Institution Frère Jules Primary School and Lycée Francois Duvalier High
School in Pétion Ville, Haiti. He developed a love and a passion for Soccer at a very young age which was
one of his best hobbies besides listening to music and dancing. Prior to leaving Haiti, he was already
known as a great player by a few professional Soccer Coaches and had been recommended to
participate in a Youth League. He immigrated to the USA in 1978 accompanied by his sister Monalissa at
the age of 16.
Osvaldo attended East Orange High School. There he also played for the soccer team where he
was known as “Pele” the Team Captain and graduated with the Class of 1981. After High School, he
furthered his studies at Jersey City State College, currently known as The New Jersey City University,
where he majored in Computer Science. Osvaldo had so much love for the game, he continued to play
soccer, he joined Velox as a defenseman and was part of the NJUISL soccer league.
Osvaldo worked in various fields that helped to guide his career path. His loving mother worked
tirelessly as a Caregiver and that enlightened him to become more caring and compassionate towards
children which resulted in him becoming an Educator. Osvaldo dedicated 15+ years of service at East
Orange High School and Stem Academy, formerly known as Campus 9 helping ESL students to learn the
English language and tutoring students in small groups. He also mentored the youth into their journey
to adulthood and the many lessons life had to offer. He was seen as a father figure to many and later
gained a nickname as “Papa” amongst his students. His infectious personality and smile would resonate
with everyone he met.
He was well- known for being the best soccer player of his generation and one of the few great
players to be equally successful as a soccer coach. This brought joy to his heart knowing he was
supervising training lessons to develop general fitness and specific soccer skills. He was more than a
great coach. He had other fundamental character traits that were unusual for the average soccer player.
This is something you perceive immediately, once in his presence, a sort of magnetic effect of
personality. Coaches are born, not made.
He resided in East Orange NJ for 28 years where he was actively engaged within the community.
He moved to Montclair, NJ with his family in 2006.
He is survived by his caring wife of 23 years Magdala Pierre-Louis and four beautiful children,
Stephanie Lorraine, Jeffrey Orlando, Jeremiah Tyler, Alyssa Faith, and his grandchildren, Malachi and
Ba’Leigh Antoine. He is also survived by his sisters Heureuse Joseph, Marie Nicole Antoine, Monalissa
Antoine, Angelita Pierre-Louis, Beatrice Antoine, Marie Ange Antoine, Carline Antoine, Pierette Antoine,
and brother Benito Antoine as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He will now join his parents Marie T. Monique Jean-Claude and Felix Antoine, his daughter,
Krysten Antoine and siblings Fedner Antoine , Wilda A. Elliassaint , Marie Ermite, Frederick Antoine and
Jean Robert Antoine.
Osvaldo entered eternal glory on March 19, 2021. While living he was able to give a part of
himself to everyone he met and now he is, a beating pulse in the center of every person he touched,
unlocking us, giving us strength, joy and life. Most importantly, he leaves behind a legacy and will always
be known as a respectable, loving man and the life of any party. We all loved you very much and the Lord
loved you best.

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Services

Viewing
Saturday
April 10, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Holy Spirit and Our Lady Help-Christians Church
17 N. Clinton St
East Orange, NJ 07017

Funeral Service
Saturday
April 10, 2021

11:00 AM
Holy Spirit and Our Lady Help-Christians Church
17 N. Clinton St
East Orange, NJ 07017

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