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12/27/1937 — 12/29/2021
From Richland Wa
Richland, WA US 99352
Gene P. Osborne, age 84, passed away at home on December 29, 2021, in Richland, Washington following a battle with cancer (multiple myeloma). He was born December 27, 1937 in Denver, Colorado to Leonard and Doris Osborne.
He is survived by his wife Elsa, son Len Osborne, son Gregg Osborne (wife Diana), granddaughter Zoe Osborne, sister Joan Workman (husband Jim), sister Jan Jacobus (husband Richard), brother Jon (wife Jan), and stepchildren Daryl Roberts (wife Julie), Tracy Costanzo (husband Michael), and Laura Roberts.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Doris, and brothers James W. and Leonard J. Osborne.
Gene came to Richland with his parents in 1944 at the age of 7. He graduated from Columbia High School in 1955, later attended St. Martin’s College in Lacey WA and the University of Washington in Seattle.
He went on to work for Boeing in Seattle and other engineering consulting firms before enlisting in the Air Force in 1961. He was stationed in Kansas while in the Air Force and continued his work at local engineering companies. After his service, he remained in Kansas working at an architectural/engineering company on many projects throughout the U.S. He later moved to Nebraska where he was General Manager for a mechanical contractor.
In 1972, Gene returned to Richland with his family and went to work in project management for the onsite engineering/construction contractor at Hanford. He continued his career at Hanford and was involved in many projects at the site. In 1984, he became Vice President for ICF Kaiser. Gene retired in 1994.
In his retirement, Gene enjoyed the simple pleasures in life; he loved fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with family and friends.. Gene was active and supportive of his sons in their business ventures.
Gene will be buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland. There will be a private graveside service.