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Robert John "Bob" Osborne

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Robert (Bob) John Osborne, 62, passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2005.

Born in Akron, Ohio, Bob graduated from Archbishop Hoban High School in 1961. Later he graduated from the University of Akron in 1966 and completed his master's degree in education from the University of Akron in 1972. He retired from the East Cleveland Public Schools in 1995 after a distinguished career as a school administrator. Bob's greatest sources of pride were love, fun, and commitment to his family. He enjoyed watching the Browns, Indians, Cavs, and beating many of us on the golf course. He also enjoyed coaching and watching his kids' athletic teams. More importantly and above everything else, he was a Hero to Mom, Rob, Suzy, Laura, Melissa, and many family members and friends. We could not have asked for a better husband, dad, and friend. We love you and will miss you dearly.

Preceded in death by his father, Robert V. Osborne, in 1969, and his mother, Gertrude (Quinn) Osborne, in 1992, he is survived by his wife of 40 years, Carolyn (McCauliff) Osborne; son, Robert V. Osborne of Orlando, Fla., Suzanne Osborne of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Richard Freeman of Fishers, Ind.; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Matt Shaieb of Royal Oak, Mich.; sister, Tricia and brother-in-law, Don Phillips of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law, Dave and Katie Osborne of Medina, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Deborah of Akron, Ohio; and numerous nephews, nieces, and other relatives.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, 2603 Benton St., Akron, with Fr. Mike Williamson officiating. Calling hours will be 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Donovan Funeral Home, 17 Southwest Ave. (on the Historic Tallmadge Circle).


Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Dec. 17 to Dec. 18, 2005
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