Harold E. Osborn, passed away Friday afternoon, April 11, 2014, of respiratory complications at the age of 83.
He was born in Chanute, Kansas, and raised in Meade, Kansa. Harold was the son of Harry Earnest and Irene (Huffington) Osborn. An Eagle Scout, commercial pilot and Kansas State University graduate where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree, Harold served in the United States Air Force as a 1st Lieutenant during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-three years, Patty Lou (Pennington) Osborn, his high school sweetheart with whom he raised two sons, Roger (Pat Oddo) Osborn and Richard (Joy) Osborn and two daughters, Linda (Curt) Older and Elizabeth Osborn in Indianapolis, Indiana, where they were members of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and he worked as an aeronautical engineer for the Allison Division of General Motors for thirty-four years before retiring to Naples, Florida. He is also survived by his sister, Marcia Eads, two grandchildren, Brian (Cassie) Osborn and Rachael (Garner) Simpson, and a great-grandchild Cheyenne Osborn.
While calling East Naples his home, Harold was an active member of CERT (VeronaWalk Community Emergency Response Team) a volunteer for the Naples FreeNet, an amateur radio operator and an avid airplane enthusiast.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade.