Bill J. Osborne of Kennett Square

Bill J. Osborne, 77, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Twin Pines Health Care Center. He was the husband Selma Bernice Ham Osborne, who died in 2012 and with whom he shared 40 years of marriage.

Bill J. Osborne

Born in Mountain City, Tenn., he was the son of the late Burl Osborne and the late Rebecca Church Osborne.

Bill was a steelworker retiring from Lukens Steel Co., in Coatesville.

He enjoyed yard work, gardening and taking care of his family. He was a hard worker and would help anyone, whether he knew them or not.

He is survived by one son, Thomas Osborne and his wife Angie of Nottingham, and a grandson Austin Pierce of Kennett Square, who he helped raise; four daughters, Delores Garst and her husband Paul of West Grove, , Victoria Harris of West Grove, Ronnice Osborne of Kennett Square, and Katrice Osborne of Kennett Square; several brothers and sisters, 14 grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by four sons, William Osborne, Jr., Richard Osborne, John Osborne, and Tommy Briley; and his first wife, Brenda Daddazio Osborne.

A Memorial service will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Mendenhall Inn, 323 Route 52, Mendenhall, PA 19357. Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Union Hill Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square, PA.

To view his online tribute and share a memory with his family, please visit

Arrangements by the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home, West Grove.


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