George Marshall Osborne

October 23, 1912April 6, 2014

George Marshall Osborne, 101, passed away on April 6, 2014, at Patriots Colony Convalescent Center.

George was born in Lewiston, Idaho, raised in Madison, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1935 and Chicago Medical School in 1938. He practiced medicine and performed general surgery in Chicago. In 1959, he started a new career as a Senior Surgeon with the VA Hospital in Lake City Florida and retired in 1981 from the VA in Jacksonville, FL.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 51 years, Ethel Femrite Osborne; his second wife of 18 years, Margaret (Peggy) Steffens Osborne; and his brother, Lester, a doctor in Seattle, Wash. George lived in Tampa, FL, 23 years. Last year, George moved to Patriots Colony in Williamsburg, VA, to be close to his relatives.

He is survived by four sons, George, II, Ronald, Robert, and James; eight grandchildren, Shelley, Marshall, Douglas, Robin, David, Kimberly, Michelle, and Carrie; and ten great-grandchildren, Brandon, Kyle, Bailey, Cooper, Conner, Justin, Reuther, Bauer, Mariam and Alexander.

In WWII, George served as a CPT MC USA with the 106th Infantry Division, ETO and received the Combat Medical Badge and Bronze Star. Hunting, fishing, boating, water skiing, motorcycles, music, cars, playing the trumpet, dancing and travel were his passions. He had a wonderful life! He was a lifelong Christian, Mason and Shriner and belonged to the NRA, SCCA, US Power Squadron and veterans associations.

A service will be held in VA for family and friends at Patriots Colony on April 11. A second memorial service with military honors will be held at Florida Veterans Cemetery in Bushnell, FL, at a date and time to be determined.


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Deborah Steffens Hurst

February 3, 2015

I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a good man and a good husband to my mother. He loved her very much. He also was a very good friend to my father. FYI, I do by the cemetery from time to time. I will be adding Father's Day and George's birthday to Sam and my visits.

Ed & Milly Fleck

April 11, 2014

We have been honored to know Dr. Osborne "George" for the past six years. Not knowing him longer was our loss. George was probably the most amazing man we have ever known. His outstanding memory and his knowledge of current events locally and worldwide, financial matters, automobiles, world travel, and politics were something to behold. He loved oyster bisque, dancing, children, and engaging people in conversation in any topic under the sun. He loved his family and friends, and was easy to talk with. He loved making people laugh with corny jokes and adult jokes. He never tired of socializing and his time on this earth was well spent. We will miss this great man. Rest in peace our dear friend.

April 11, 2014

What a wonderful life! You must be very proud of his accomplishments.
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