September 10, 1929 ~ August 8, 2019
Dr. James (Jim) Osborn, age 89, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2019. Jim was born September 10, 1929 in Ypsilanti, Michigan to Gerald and Dorothy Osborn. The family later moved to Kalamazoo, where his father was head of the Department of Chemistry at Western Michigan University. Jim received his PHD in mathematics in 1955 at the University of Michigan. He taught at Ohio Sate University before coming to Georgia Tech in 1957 as Associate Professor of Mathematics for 39 years. Jim's passion was teaching. in 1987 he was one of two Georgia Tech Outstanding Teacher Award winners. Jim loved his family and church. In his leisure time he enjoyed gardening, international folk dancing, traveling, music and games. He leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Sara Roberts Osborn, daughter Noel (John Alley), sons Keith (Karina), Kenneth and Roy; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren. There will be a celebration of Jim's life on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 5140 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, Georgia. In Lieu of flowers, gifts may be given to Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, the Employee Appreciation Fund at Park Springs, the American Parkinson Disease Association, or charity of your choice.