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Tom Osborn, 78

December 22, 2012
The Review

EAST LIVERPOOL - Tom Osborn, 78, of Stagecoach Road, East Liverpool, passed away on Dec. 20, 2012, at 6:20 p.m. following a full and complete life.

Tom was born on Sept. 26, 1934, in East Liverpool, and graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1952. Tom was the youngest son of the late Eugene V. and Ruby I. Knapp Osborn. He lived his entire life in East Liverpool except for the years from June 1968 to June 1980 when he lived in Florida and California.

Tom was a barber for over 50 years and retired in April of 2003. He was an avid golfer and bowler in his early years. His love of high school wrestling spanned over 60 years and was reminiscent of his own wrestling success when he finished fourth in the state tournament in 1951 and second in 1952. He was a better than average competitor when playing the games of poker and pool that he enjoyed all his life.

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Surviving his is wife Linda K. Osborn, whom he married on Dec. 28, 1970; a son, Thomas Richard Osborn of Portland, Ore.; and a daughter, Tracy Lynn and son in-law James R. Moore, of Calcutta. There are three beautiful grandchildren, Jalynn, Randalynn and Bo Moore. A sister, Marion Osborn Freeman, and a sister in-law, Ruthie Speerhas Osborn, survive as well.

Besides his parents, a brother, Richard Osborn; his mother-in-law, Winifred Adams; a brother-in-law, Gail Pete Freeman; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Burris Osborn, preceded him in death.

Friends may visit from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday afternoon and evening at the Dawson Funeral Home where the family will be present.

View Tom's memorial webpage and send condolences online at



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