- Grove City, Pennsylvania

October 18, 2012

Harry Edward Osborne

Cooper Energy supervisor was WWII Army veteran

Allied News

PINE — Harry Edward Osborne, 504 Lincoln Ave., Grove City, died Monday evening (10-1-12) in Grove City Medical Center, Pine Township. He was 87.

Mr. Osborne was born Jan. 7, 1925, in Forestville, Pa., to Frank R. and Margaret B. Dresch Osborne.

A graduate of Slippery Rock High School, he ran the yard office at Cooper Energy Services, Grove City, retiring in 1985.

A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Osborne served as a corporal in an anti-aircraft artillery unit in the European theater during World War II, participating in the Battle of Central Europe and the Battle of Rhineland. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 519, Grove City.

Mr. Osborne belonged to Tower Presbyterian Church, Grove City, and was a past member of LeVets Drill Team. He was a former volunteer for Grove City Food Pantry.

His wife, the former Phyllis Patterson, whom he married Jan. 7, 1949, survives at home.

Also surviving are: his daughter, Mrs. Terry (Dana Osborne) Kiser, Pawleys Island, S.C.; grandchildren, Mrs. Blake (Lauren Kiser) Meekins; and Mitchell Osborne Kiser and his wife Suzie, all Columbia, S.C.; and great-grandchildren, Bryce Edward Meekins and Avery Elizabeth Meekins.

Harry was preceded in death by a son, Michael Bruce Osborne, at the age of 5.

Calling hours were Thursday (10-4-12) in Ficca Funeral Home, Grove City.

Funeral service was Friday (10-5-12) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Janice Good, associate pastor of Tower Presbyterian Church, Grove City, officiating.

Interment in Crestview Memorial Park, Pine Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to the general fund of Tower Presbyterian Church, 248 S. Broad St., Grove City, PA 16127.

Published Oct. 6, 2012. Pick up a copy at 201-A Erie St., Grove City.