Monroe L. Osborne, Jr.

Monroe L. Osborne, Jr., 91, of Perry Township, Ellwood City, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday evening, March 19, 2015 at his residence.

He was born in Ellwood City on October 9, 1923 to the late Monroe L. Osborne, Sr., and the late Letha Free Osborne. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School in the class of 1941 and served as a Seaman First Class in the U.S. Navy during WWII aboard several ships in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters. Monroe married his late wife of over 50 years, Shirley F. Bishop Osborne, in 1942. She preceded him in death on August 22, 1993. He worked as a supervisor for Aetna Standard Engineering in Ellwood until retiring in 1985. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and bowler and he owned a trailer in Ashtabula, OH where he enjoyed vacationing during the summer months. He was also a member of the Ellwood City Saxon Club.

The last of his family, he was preceded in death, in addition to his parents and wife, Shirley, by two sisters and a brother: Verie Reynolds, Emerson Osborne, and Virginia Gerhardt.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter: Donald M. (and Marian) Osborne of Ellwood City, Lannie (and William) Mease of Warren, OH, and David G. (and Brenda) Osborne of Ellwood City. Four grandchildren also survive: Mark (and Holli) Osborne, Djay Osborne, Heidi (and Greg) Mock, and William (and Jennifer) Mease, as well as six great grandchildren: Lauren (and Adam) Wilson, Kessi and Kalli Osborne, and Carter, Julia, and Deacon Mock.

Friends will be received from 5-8 P.M. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 500 Sixth Street, Ellwood City.

Friends may also call from 10 A.M. until the time of service at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at TURNER’S with Rev. Dr. Daniel A. Stinson, pastor of Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:45 A.M. on the morning of the service to conduct full military rites.

Interment will be in Wurtemburg Cemetery, Wayne Township.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Monroe’s name, to the donor’s favorite charity.

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