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Ronald "Ron" A. Osborne

October 25, 1950 — December 19, 2023

Ronald “Ron” A. Osborne, 73, Rockford, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 19, 2023. Ron was born on October 25, 1950, in Rockford to Charles “Randy” Randle and Mary (Wainwright) Osborne. He was a loving husband to Pamela (Rathman) Osborne who he married on May 1, 1994, in Pacific Grove, California.

Ron was a long-time member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church. He was a charter member of Kantorei, The Singing Boys of Rockford and a parent and hospitality chair for Kantorei for many years while his grandsons (sons he raised) were in Kantorei. He is known by his family for being an amazing chef. His food was never just food, it was an experience. His passion was to please people with his food. He had a restaurant in Seattle and partnered in a restaurant on Cannery Row in Monterey, CA. He also sold windows and doors to contractors in Monterey and Santa Barbara, CA. Ron was a die-hard fan of the Cubs and the Seahawks Football team. Ron had a bachelor’s degree in architecture and received certification in Culinary Arts in Hyde Park, NY.

He is survived by his loving wife, Pam; his sons, David (Lori) Osborne of Orange, CA; Laz (Ruth) Eco of Rockford; Joshua (Jo) Eco of Rockford; his grandchildren, Ashley, Dylan, and Hailey; his four great-grandchildren; his brother, Michael (Anna) Osborne; sisters, Nancy (Mike) Van Milligen and Patricia (Phil) Dietrich; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, and nephew Chuck Osborne.

Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory assisted the family. Please share condolences online at

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