Paul L. Osborn, 70, of Summit Township, passed away peacefully the morning of December 18, 2023 at Manchester Commons in Fairview. His sister Lynda was at his side. His death followed a valiant fight against brain cancer. He was born November 2, 1953 in Erie, the son of the late Paul and Mary Blakeslee Osborn. Paul began working at an early age with his father on the family farm, and enjoyed nothing more than working in his fields and helping other farmers. He was a great neighbor and friend, always glad to lend a hand. He also enjoyed a good auction and on a rainy day, lunch with friends at a local restaurant. Over his lifetime, Paul gathered around him a family of friends who love him and will miss him dearly, some of whom even jumped out of an airplane with him. He graduated from Fort LeBoeuf High School in 1971, and later served his community on the Fort LeBoeuf School Board.

Paul, also known as Vern, and “Unc” to his nieces, is survived by his two sisters, Grace Blount and her husband Robert, Lynda Lagan and her husband Dennis, and his brother Gary Osborn and his wife Colleen, and by his five nieces, Melanie Osborn, Alison Shires, Angela Pulling, Bethany Garcia and Emily Bajis. He was preceded in death by his parents and his good friend Chris Keener.

Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Friday, December 22nd from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm. The funeral service will be at the funeral home on Saturday, December 23rd at 10:00 am, officiated by the Rev. Tom Hoeke from Summit United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Waterford Cemetery.

His siblings would like all of our brother’s friends and family to share a luncheon and memories as we celebrate Paul’s life at Mound Grove, 10760 Donation Road, Waterford following the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s charity of choice. The family extends special thanks to his many friends who have helped on the farm throughout Paul’s illness and to the staff at Manchester Commons and Family Hospice for their compassion and care.