Robert (Bob) H. Osborne
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AGE: 73 • New Castle
Robert (Bob) H. Osborne, age 73, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Elsmere, DE.
He was born on July 23, 1940 in Chester, PA and was the son of the late Howard R. Osborne and Della E. Pennington Osborne. Most of his friends knew him as "Bob" but he was fondly known by other friends and family as "Pop." He attended A.I. DuPont High School and would later honorably serve his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Along with his wife, Bob owned and operated Bob Osborne Lawn Maintenance.
Bob adored his family and his favorite pastime was spending time with them. He loved fishing down at the beach. Gentle-hearted and kind, Bob will be remembered as someone who was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. He was a longtime member and past president of the Green Hill Lions Club and was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow award.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen (Osborne) Crockett. Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Margaret Chambers Osborne; uncle, Herbert Osborne and wife Florence; sisters, Betty Osmont and Virginia Thornton and husband Gale; brother-in-law, David Crockett; sons, Robert Osborne and wife Rebecca Williams, Paul Osborne and wife Donna, and Jack Osborne and wife Judy; step daughters, Florence Monroe and husband Kevin and Margaret-Jean Doloughan; 6 grandchildren, Jim Doloughan and wife Jamie Rapacciuolo, Sean Osborne and wife Lori, Michael Osborne and wife Stephanie, Megan Hughes, Joseph Osborne and Brandon Osborne; 4 great grandchildren, Kendal Guinan, Logan Doloughan, Lexi Osborne and Mallory Hughes; and his good friend, Russ Budd.
The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center for the exceptional care and support they gave Bob during his illness.
A visitation will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday evening, February 26, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A second vistiation will be held from 9 am until 9:30 am on Thursday morning, February 27, 2014 at the funeral home, where a funeral service will be held at 9:30 am. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob's name may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE 19713.
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Published in The News Journal from Feb. 23 to Feb. 25, 2014