Noel Thomas Osborne died on May 1, 2020, at the age of 67. He was the beloved husband of Nancye Reinhardt for 37 years and the loving father of Patrick Noel Osborne. Predeceased by his parents, Bill and Pearl Osborne, and his brother, Danny, he is survived by siblings Randy, (Paula), Patrice, (Ross), Lacey, Kerry, (Cathy) and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Noel maintained lifelong friendships from St. Frances Cabrini, Aloysius/Brother Martin High School, and O’Mart Food Store, which he co-owned with his brothers for 14 years.
Despite numerous health problems which plagued him most of his adult life, he never complained. Brain damage resulting from treatment for a tumor in the 90's-surgery, radiation and chemotherapy-led to numerous & on-going medical issues and difficulties expressing himself. Despite all of that, he was always happy to see old friends and they were happy to see him. Ever the mischievous guy, there are hundreds of “Noel stories.” Most of all, he was a good guy, who had more than his share of bad luck.
For decades, especially before Katrina, and well before social media reminders, almost everyone he knew received a special birthday call from him! His memory was incredible and this practice exemplified his uniqueness! He knew most of the over 250 birthdays and phone numbers by heart. He had a unique list of favorite things: watching Patrick play golf, the band Chicago, carving pencils, building bird houses, solving puzzles, Jumbles, breakfast at Tic-Toc Café, eating shrimp, Wheel, the Saints, Sudoku, Forest Gump, Budweisers & cigarettes.
Due to the pandemic, there will be no services at this time. Hopefully, in the future, we will announce a memorial celebration of Noel's life.
The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online, at www.greenwoodfh.com.