Thomas Osborn

Posted Online: March 10, 2013, 6:43 pm
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Thomas L. Osborn, 44, of Rock Island, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer.
A Funeral Mass will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island, with visitation one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alleman High School, St. Pius X Catholic Church or ARC of the Quad Cities.
Tom was born Sept. 4, 1968, in Rock Island, the son of Martin and Cleo Chanez Osborn. He graduated from Alleman High School in 1986 and received an associates degree from Black Hawk College.
Tom was employed at Trinity Hospital Rock Island, in the Environmental Services Department.
Tom was a member of St. Pius X Church. He enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, his computer, casinos and was an avid Alleman Fan.
Survivors include his mother, Cleo Osborn, Rock Island; siblings, Mary (Mike) Kelly, Rock Island, Susan (Roger Corrigan) Osborn, Anthem, Ariz., and Amy Osborn and Andy Osborn, both of Rock Island; and nephews, Joe and Sam Kelly. He was preceded in death by his father, Marty Osborn; and maternal and paternal grandparents.
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