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Robert H. Osborne  

Robert H. Osborne

July 23, 1940 – February 19, 2014

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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  1. Margaret Jean Doloughan, February 23, 2014

    May the angels fly down and bring you into the folds of grace. May the gates open up and receive you into those pearly gates. The souls you leave behind will soon be with you again. Blessed Be to you my “Pop” a dear old friend.

    I miss you now and forever.

    Your StepDaughter

    Blessed Be

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  2. Karren Schleifer Spry, February 23, 2014

    Our sincere sympathy to the family. Bobby’s humorous ways will be greatly missed. From the time I was a young girl I can remember him joking and smiling… always smiling.

    Sincerely,
    Karren Schleifer Spry

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  3. Karren Schleifer Spry, February 23, 2014

    My sincere sympathy to everyone. His humorous ways will be greatly missed. From the time I was a young girl I can remember Bobby joking and smiling….always smiling.

    Sincerely,
    Karren Schleifer Spry

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  4. Isaac & Gretchen Walker, February 24, 2014

    So saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. He was one of the first people we met when we moved to Delaware and was always helpful and kind. Our deepest sympathy to his family. We will miss him.

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  5. Betty and Barry Diznoff, February 24, 2014

    Barry and I were deeply saddened to hear about Bob’s death. We knew Bob for almost 40 years. We respected and trusted him. He was always honest, kind, considerate, and attentive. Bob was so easy to talk to — a real people person. We enjoyed our conversations over the years about children and family. We will miss him very much. Although there are no words to help you at this difficult time, we hope you find comfort in knowing that others are thinking of you. May your sadness be short-lived and your wonderful memories long-lasting.

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  6. Jeanette Draper, February 24, 2014

    Bob – You always had a cheerful wave and grin for
    everyone on the block. This old neighborhood will
    never be the same without you.
    Rest in peace. Jeanette

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  7. Jack Birch, February 24, 2014

    Dear Margaret,

    We want to let you know how sorry we are on Bob’s passing. You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss Bob; he was a great friend to us.

    Jack and Beverly Birch

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  8. Marcella Loebensberg, February 25, 2014

    Dear Margaret,
    I remember you and Bob so very well as you both took care of the maintenance of our lawn in Anglesley and alway did such a wonderful job. Bob loved to call me “Moss” because that was the way Norman pronounced my name which was “Marcie”. I know how very much you are going to miss him as it took me quite a while to get over Norman’s death. Given time, you will be fine if you just try to concentrate on all the happy memories the two of you shared together. If there is anything I can do for you please do not hesitate to call me @ 302-239-1256. My sincere and heartfelt love and sympathy are with you and your family. Love, Marcie Loebensberg

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  9. roopa, February 26, 2014

    he was hero very noice person i know him since 1994 very good person we will miss you bob love you lot

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  10. Amy Gammon, March 3, 2014

    To Margaret and all of Bob’s family and friends~
    Bob was a remarkable person, whom I will always remember with a smile. In addition to the fun times we shared with him and Margaret in the holler and in many a cabin in the woods…. living next door was always an adventure in itself! I know you will all find peace in your many fond memories of Bob.
    In sympathy and love~
    Amy

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