Thomas I. Osborne, 81, Manlius

MANLIUS, NY — Thomas I. Osborne MD, 81, of Manlius, passed away peacefully after a short illness with his family by his side.

He was born in Watertown and graduated from Watertown High School in 1955, RPI with a BS in 1959, received his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1964 and obtained his professional engineers license and graduated from Upstate Medical Center in 1972. He practiced as a family physician in Cazenovia and Fayetteville from 1975 to 2017.

During his high school career Tom was Captain of the Section III champion Watertown track team. He ran the first leg of the 8-80 yard relay, and held the fastest Section III time for 180 yard low hurdle in both 1954 and 1955.

Tom’s favorite passion was his grandchildren; he attended all their sports and activities. He and his family spent their summer at Knobby Knoll, Sackets Harbor.

He was a member of both DeWitt Community Church and the United Methodist Church of Fayetteville.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sharon Burdick Osborn; five children and their families, daughter, Kimberly Osborn Rhodes (Mark), Christopher and Amanda (Andrew) Arnold; son, Kevin Burdick Osborn (Chrissie), Kendra (Patrick) Delaney, Brittany, and Robert; daughter, Kendra Osborn Casey (Dan), Neal (Elizabeth), Heather, and Nathan; son, Kyle Thomas Osborn (Kelly), Thomas, Randall, Sarah, and Michelle; daughter, Katherine Osborn Casey (Matthew), Jacob and Hannah; nephew, Greene Family, Daniel, Laura, Morgan, Avery, Carter, Maggie and Charlie; brother, Donald Eugene Osborn; and Scott; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00pm Thursday, January 10th at Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. The funeral will be held at 10:00am on Friday, Jan. 11, at the United Methodist Church of Fayetteville, 601 E> Genesee St., Fayetteville. A reception will follow the service. Spring burial will be held in Sackets Harbor.

Contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Health Foundation, 973 James St., Ste. 250, Syracuse, NY 13203.

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