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James W. Osborne

Apr 15, 1948 - May 02, 2020


James William Osborne (Jim, Jaime, Jimmy) was born on April 15, 1948 to his mother Nadine and father Floyd (Ozzie) Osborne in Torrance, California. He passed peacefully in his sleep in his home in Whittier, California on May 2, 2020. When Jim was 17 years old, he joined the Marine Corps where ...


May 14


Thursday, May 14, 2020
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Whittier, CA 90601

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James W. Osborne

April 15, 1948 - May 02, 2020


Aunt Fe May 14, 2020

CandleI am so sorry for the loss of your uncle Jimmy. I only had the pleasure of meeting him one time when grandma Nadine came to New Orleans to visit your (mom and grandma) Sandy. He was around 13 or 14, I can’t remember. He and I were the same age both born in 1948. He told me he was a surfer.🏄🏼 WooHoo!! That was impressive to me. I liked the beach 🏝 and thought how cool that would be to know a surfer!!🤣😂😅 especially from California! Of course, you’re not going to find a surfer in Louisiana... Another thing that intrigued me about him is that he wanted to make tacos 🌮🌮. Tacos??? I said what is that? (I lead a sheltered life🙃) Anyway we didn’t have any ingredients for the tacos so they never happened. After all Maw Maw would not let a taco upsurp her chicken stew....🤣😂 Even though it was a short encounter What I experienced with your uncle Jimmy is that he was a free spirited, uninhibited Nice guy.
May he R.I.P. God bless him🙏

Mike Garofolo May 14, 2020

For Jim, for family and for friends, I say this, I will cry no tears of sadness, I will cry tears of joy for his memory lives in my memory. From one micro second to the next micro second he will travel with me forever. SEMPER FI.

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