OBITUARY

Haydon Osborne

January 24, 1992November 19, 2021

William Haydon Osborne of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on November 19, 2021, at the age of 29. He was born on January 24, 1992. He was a beloved husband, son, brother, grandson, nephew, son-in-law, cousin, and friend. He is survived by his wife Megan Patterson, his mother Madeline Hapak, father Thomas M. Osborne, Sr., brothers Thomas Jr. and Charlie Osborne, and sister Mary Charlotte Osborne. His dog, Glenda, was a light in his life.

Haydon graduated from Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis and was a Global Scholar and recipient of the Park Tudor Honor Scholarship for academic achievement and character. He was a member of the baseball, football, and the speech and debate teams. Haydon also volunteered at a local hospital. He started to hone his musical talent around this time teaching himself to play electric and acoustic guitar and writing original music.

He formed many bands and had concerts for his adoring fans from school. Haydon's high school summer jobs were at Park Tudor on the maintenance staff and as a caddy at the Crooked Stick Golf Club.

Haydon obtained a Civil Engineering and Environmental Degree with LEED certification from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. Nashville was the perfect place for Haydon to absorb all the musical influences from the city and applied this in expanding his musical talents and enjoyed playing at several Nashville spots with his friends.

Haydon was currently a DDS candidate at the Indiana University School of Dentistry class of 2023. It was his hope to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, Francis M. Hapak, DDS, MS.

Haydon began his professional career at Turner Construction in Chicago as a project manager building the largest runway at O'Hare International Airport, 10R 28L. He went on to Sevan Multi Site Solutions in Chicago as a project manager supporting Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Haydon passionately pursued music, history, travel, and reading. When Haydon got excited about his interests, he was all in. For example, he woke up at 3 am to sit on the beach in Florida to watch the most recent Space X launch. The Beach Boys and the Beatles were his all-time favorite bands and he recently traveled to London to attend a rare public opening of Abbey Road Studios; Haydon said afterward that this was among his favorite adventures he had ever had. In the past year, he discovered his passion for yoga and found a great community at CITYOGA. He founded a recording studio called Yandes Sound Studio and spent many happy hours recording, producing and writing his music.

Haydon's foundation and moral compass was that of being a selfless and good human being. He was driven, had an intellectually curious mind, and valued being a caring and listening friend. Above all, he loved his family and friends deeply. Heaven has gained a special angel.

Contributions in memory of Haydon can be made to Guitars in the Classroom and Park Tudor School. There will be a celebration of life at the Skyline Club in Indianapolis on Wednesday, November 24 from 2-5pm. On Sunday, November 28 from 8-9:30pm there will be an event to remember Haydon and his love of music at Square Cat Vinyl in Fountain Square.

Posted online on November 23, 2021

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Ravi Talwar

November 25, 2021

I met Haydon when his Dad asked me to mentor him for his Senior Year Project. He studied the fall of the twin towers in New Your on 9/11 and articulated it very well for his senior year project. We were at his presentation and I have our photograph from that evening in my home office. We stayed in touch often. Just two days before his passing, we talked when he was with his aunt. Eleanor and I loved him like our grandchild and our hearts will always be sad. May God bless his soul.

Carole Simmons

November 25, 2021

On this national day of Thanksgiving, I am grateful for the opportunity I had to teach Haydon. I taught him US history in the 6th grade, and even then, he had reached the status of shining star. He was an excellent student with an infinite list of attributes, but far more than that, he had infinite qualities that made him an exemplary human being. Knowing Haydon was a privilege, and he touched the lives of all who knew him. He made the world a better place, and for that, Haydon, thank you. Love and hugs.

Angela Coyle

November 24, 2021

I met Haydon when he was 6 years old at the Park Tudor carnival when he walked up to play a game where I was volunteering. He was wearing a sweater with a puppy dog on it and he said hello and that his name was Haydon. He was the cutest little boy and his sweet, outgoing personality endeared him to me from that day on. I later named my own son Hayden because of the charming little boy I met that day. I have fond memories of Haydon leading our 7th grade advisory group in Friday morning dance parties He regularly checked in with his former teachers and never forgot a name. A friend to all and a stranger to none. Simply one in a million. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew him.

Graham Dewart

November 24, 2021

I don’t have any memories of Haydon not smiling. He was the best version of himself and there wasn’t a mean bone in his body. He was the kind of person anyone would be proud of. Thinking of those closest to him and of his spirit that will live on in our memories.

Madeline Kahn (Summerville)

November 24, 2021

Haydon was very close with my brother, Marc, in high school. I just wanted to share with you: I think so highly of him. When we were in school (I was a year ahead), I thought he was so smart, handsome and talented. He looked so cool when I saw him play at the battle of the bands with his blond, shaggy hair. Most importantly, I always could see so clearly that he was a truly good, kind, highly intuitive person. He was good-hearted in the way every person should be. I should have told him all of these things while he was still with us. God bless you and your family. I won't be in town until after the service, but my heart will be there with you.

Mikki Jaramillo

November 23, 2021

Haydon was one of the first people I met at dental school. From the first day of orientation, he was so kind and welcoming to everyone. I was very relieved to find we were in the same group for our first lab course that summer because Haydon was always so encouraging and brought a calming energy to every new experience. I’m so grateful to have known Haydon and to have experienced his beautiful spirit.

Heather Teets

November 23, 2021

In his time at Park Tudor, Haydon made an indelible mark in the Fine Arts Department, in particular his impact within the choral program. He led by example and influenced younger students with his positivity and dedication to music.

Haydon was inclusive and it mattered to him to make connections. While I did not have the pleasure of working with Haydon as a student, rest assured he would always greet me with his infectious smile and ask me how I was doing. It was in his nature to be curious, caring and strike up a conversation. I will hold these memories dear.

My deepest condolences to his beautiful wife Megan, his friends and family. Haydon was one of a kind and will remain in the hearts of those he touched.

Susie Jackson

November 23, 2021

Where to begin—we spent so much time together growing up as cousins who happened to live in the same neighborhood. I remember 4th of July cookouts and play dates and babysitting Haydon and his siblings on a semi-regular basis, including one time in particular when it was just me and Haydon. I got spooked by a noise in the house and told him we should go wait in the basement. It was one of my first times babysitting and I was probably just nervous, but six year old Haydon calmly and happily went along with it, actually making me feel more at ease even though I was supposed to be in charge. And we of course we had a fun afternoon playing Playmobil and Nintendo while “hiding” downstairs. I remember that about him as an adult too, the way he seemed to get along with everyone and put people at ease, and will miss my sensitive, funny, music-loving cousin terribly.

Susan Taylor

November 23, 2021

Haydon was one of those students that brings a smile when you think of him. He was generous and kind. Haydon was genuine and caring. Our world has lost someone special. May his family take comfort in knowing how deeply others cared about him. You will be missed by many.

Leslie Flowers

November 23, 2021

Haydon was a beautiful, briliiant, kind, and sensitive soul. I feel so blessed that I got to know him at IU School of Dentistry. He radiated warmth and compassion. We shared a Park Tudor connection as well, and his appreciation for music and music teachers. I will miss him every day. My deepest condolences to Megan and his family. May you rest in peace, dear Haydon.

FROM THE FAMILY