James S. “Sherm” Osburn Jr., 86, of Plantation, FL and DuBois, went to be with the Lord Friday, May 10, 2013 on his way “home” to DuBois to be with his precious family after a two-year battle with cancer.
Born Nov. 27, 1926 in DuBois, he was the son of the late James Sherman and Sarah (Ikler) Osburn Sr. On Sept. 5, 1954, he married Margaret S. (Snyder) Osburn. She survives.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. He was very patriotic, wearing a U.S. Flag on his lapel daily.
He was a 1944 graduate of the DuBoisAreaHigh School.
In 1991, he retired as the owner/operator of Osburn Buick, Pontiac, & GMC in DuBois after a 42-year career in the automotive industry.
He was a member of the DuBois Country Club, where he became an avid golfer after his retirement. He was a member of the Garfield Lodge # 559 Free and Accepted Masons. He was a 32nd degree mason, belonging to the Coudersport Consistory. He was a member of the James J. Patterson Post 813 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was a former member of the LakesideUnitedMethodistChurch where is sang in the choir. He along with his wife, were very active in the FirstBaptistChurch in Fort Lauderdale. They had worked in the well-known Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant for 22 years.
He is survived by three children, James S. Osburn III and his wife, Penny of Falls Creek, Jeffrey S. Osburn and his wife, Fran of Punxsutawney and Lisa Wyant and her husband, Bill of DuBois; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a cousin, Ann Osburn Fletcher.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Kay Bridgeman and a nephew, John Bridgman.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Robert Zilhaver officiating.
Burial will follow in MorningsideCemetery.
Memorials may be placed to HahneCancerCenter, 100 Hospital Ave., and or LakesideUnitedMethodistChurch, 420 First St, both in DuBois, PA15801, and or the charity of the donor’s choice
Online condolences may be made to www.gbfuneralhome.com.