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Osburn, Leo E.

Born: December 07, 1919 - Died: March 18, 2011
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Place of Death:
Spouse - Ruth A. (Ball) Osburn
Parents - Carle E. and Helen K. 'Nellie' (Cuneo) Osburn
US Army, Pacific
Location: Rathbone Cemetery, Hebron Twp., Coneville, PA.
Obituary: Leo E. Osburn, 91, of Suffolk, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA, died Friday, March 18, 2011 in his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born December 7, 1919 in Shinglehouse, he was a son of Carl E. and Helen K. "Nellie" Cuneo Osburn.
On August 13, 1940 in Portville, NY, he married Ruth A. Ball, who died on January 3, 1998.
Mr. Osburn was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School and a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was employed by Dresser Rand Industries in Olean, NY as a turret lathe operator retiring after 45 years.
He was a former member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Shinglehouse and Sacred Heart Church in Portville, NY. He was a member of St. Mary of the Presentation Catholic Church in Suffolk where he served as a special Eucharistic minister. He was a life member of the B.M.W. Motorcycle Club of Hampton Roads, Virginia. Leo loved to play his keyboard. He was a tinker, always working on mechanical projects.
Surviving are two daughters, Sherry O. Orrel of Suffolk, and Lee O. Hendrix of San Diego, CA; a son, Stephen E. (Terry) Osburn of Shinglehouse; fourteen grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Osburn was predeceased by a daughter, Colleen Osburn Rowe Sicard.
Friends are invited to attend graveside burial and committal services at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in the Rathbone Cemetery, Coneville, PA. Father Casimir A. Bogniak, pastor of St. Theresa Catholic Church, will officiate.
Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord full military honors on Wednesday at the cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to St. Theresa Catholic Church, PO Box 277, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.


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