Ronald E. Osborne

FARMDALE – Ronald E. Osborne, 79, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 17, 1935, in Barkeyville, Pa., the son of the late Wallace and Aldene (Hoffman) Osborne.

Ronald retired after 21 years from the U.S. Air Force as a Tech Sergeant, having served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

He then worked at General Motors Lordstown as a machine repairman, retiring from there after 20 years.

He was an avid supporter of the ASPCA and was an active participant in the animal population control program. Ron had all strays he found spayed / neutered and provided veterinary care.

Ron was extremely talented with his hands, mechanically and aesthetically restoring all kinds of equipment, vehicles and farm implements.

Memories of Ronald will be carried on by sons, David F. (Sara) Osborne of Williamsburg, Va., Michael W. Osborne of Murrieta, Calif., Allen D. Osborne of Farmdale, Larry C. (Brooke) Osborne of Winnebago, Ill.; daughter-in-law, Lisa Osborne of Warren; grandchildren, Justin J. (Vicki) Osborne, Geoffrey D. Osborne, Hannah G. Osborne, Jacob C. Osborne, Jericho J. Osborne, Brittany R. Osborne, Bethany L. Osborne, Brianna M. Osborne, Benjamin A. Osborne, Brooklynn E. Osborne; great-grandchildren, Zachary J. Osborne, Kaylie E. Osborne, Max Osborne and Grace Osborne.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, the former Namie Kitigawa, whom he married April 26, 1955, and died on September 20, 2010; and son, James Osborne.

Family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at McFarland & Son Funeral Home, Warren and one hour prior to the service.

A funeral service will be held at McFarland & Son Funeral Home at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Final committal will follow at Meadow Brook Memorial Park in Champion with military honors presented by the American Legion Post 540, Trumbull County Honor Guard.

His family suggests contributions be made in the form of donations to the ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, D.C. 20090-6929, or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675,

Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral and Cremation Services Co., 271 North Park Avenue, Warren, OH 44481, 330-393-9621. Please visit to view this obituary, send condolences and order flowers.

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