James Osburn

James Osburn

June 20, 1936 November 17, 2020

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Obituary for James Osburn

East Liverpool, Ohio- James Osburn, 84, of Michigan Avenue passed away Tuesday Morning, November 17, 2020 at 6:15 a.m. at his residence following a lengthy illness.

Born June 20th, 1936, in Logan, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Oscar Osburn and the late Elouise Curtis Reece.

A veteran of the United States Air Force, he spent most of his lifetime in this area, retiring as a laborer. He once worked at National Church Supply and then at Waterford Park.

He leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Ana Cruz Osburn, whom he married February 18, 1957, at home. There are two daughters, Mary Heaton of Warren, Ohio and Patsy Johnson and her husband, Daniel of East Liverpool; four grandchildren, Veronica Parnell and her husband, Thomas, Andrea Heaton, Isabella Johnson and Gabrielle Johnson; three great-grandchildren, William James Parnell, Logan Paul Parnell and Mackenzie Parnell; and one brother, Brady Reece and his wife, Kelly of North Lima, Ohio.

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Dorie Ann Osburn; one son-in-law, William Joseph Heaton, and one sister, Lillian White.

Friends may visit the family on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Dawson Funeral Home in East Liverpool, Ohio. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Blaise Catholic Parish in Midland, Pennsylvania.

Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

In compliance with concerns of the COVID-19 virus, everyone attending the visitation and
Mass is required to wear a mask and observe social distancing. If you are unable to attend we encourage you to reach out to the family electronically at

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 19th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Thursday, November 19th, 2020
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, November 20th, 2020 | 10:30am
    St. Blaise Catholic Church
    Address Not Available
    Friday, November 20th, 2020
    Fr. John Naugle
  • Interment

    Friday, November 20th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Columbiana County Memorial Park
    16078 Irish Ridge Road
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Friday, November 20th, 2020

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ANA- We loved Jim with all our hearts and will miss him dearly. We wanted to plant a tree in his memory so he can live on in our hearts forever.
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Comment | Posted at 10:54am via Memorial Tree

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of James Osburn, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, James Osburn, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
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