Gary William Osborne

September 08, 1956 ‒ September 24, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

Gary William Osborne, 60, of Delaware passed away Saturday afternoon September 24, 2016 at the Kobacker House in Columbus.

He was born September 8, 1956 in Sharon, Pennsylvania to William and Shirley Osborne, who both survive in Hermitage, Pennsylvania.

Gary was a computer programmer for many years working for RG Barry, AmeriSource, Value City Furniture, Cardinal Health and Affiliated Resource Group. He enjoyed hunting, traveling, going to the casino and watching his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes. He was also a family man and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Valerie (Nathan) Ross of Delaware, Katie Osborne (Kasey Kidwell) of Jenkinsville, South Carolina and Scott Osborne (Caleb White) of Westerville; two grandchildren, William and Ruby; three brothers, Tim (Anita) Osborne of Harrisburg, Pa. and Bill (Denise) Osborne and Jeff (Kelly) Osborne of Hermitage, Pa.; nieces and nephews; loving companion of 7 years, Nan McHugh and her family.

Gary was preceded in death by his wife Theresa, maternal grandparents Leo and Viola Barnes and paternal grandparents William and Mabel Osborne.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 5 – 8 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 11:00 am. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Contributions in Gary’s memory may be made to the Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Osborne family.

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  • I’m very sad to hear of Gary passing away. His family must be as loving and fantastic as the family he had growing up for him to fight so hard against the cancer . 😥

  • My deepest sympathies to Nan and all family members. What a courageous man he must have been. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Nan, Lauren, Brian and Nate, as well as Gary’s children, sibling and parents, we are thinking of you from NC. We feel inspired by your love and support for each other and also for Gary’s courage during his battle with cancer. Warmly, alison and ned

  • Nan, It has been a privilege to get to know the two of you as neighbors these past few years. We have enjoyed Gary’s great sense of humor and his positive attitude throughout his illness. We will be praying for you and your families and hope that your happy memories of Gary will be a source of comfort in the days to come.

  • Nan and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find some comfort in the many happy memories you have of Gary.

    You are in our thoughts,

    The McCormick-Gross Family

  • My love and prayers are with all of you. I remember Gary as one of my best friends in school — up until the time we graduated in 1974. He was a one-of-a-kind loving and caring person. I’ve never met anyone like him! My love and hugs to his family. RIP, Gary.