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Celebrating the life of
Richard Curtis Osborne
December 09, 1941 - February 29, 2016
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Visitation
  • 6:00pm - Thursday, March 10, 2016
  • Saint Theresa Catholic Church
  • 705 St. Theresa Blvd. (Map)
    Sugar Land, Texas 77498

  • Rosary
  • 7:00pm - Thursday, March 10, 2016
  • Saint Theresa Catholic Church
  • 705 St. Theresa Blvd. (Map)
    Sugar Land, Texas 77498

  • Funeral Service
  • 12:00pm - Friday, March 11, 2016
  • Saint Theresa Catholic Church
  • 705 St. Theresa Blvd. (Map)
    Sugar Land, Texas 77498

Jim and I are so saddened that we will no longer have the joy and privilege of spending time with Curt. He could just light up a room with his contagious smile, his meticulous presence and his caring attitude. We will never forget him. Our condolences go out to Peggy and family and to all whose lives have been enriched by Curt.

Jodie Bevill, Houston, TX

What a prince of a man. DGW

David G. whitaker, Katy, TX

I am so sorry for your loss and mine. I was so glad to find Curt again after all these years - spent many wonderful adventures with him in Germany in the early 60's- and now to lose him again is a true loss to me! I pray that our Lord will comfort you with the knowledge that a faithful servant has gone to be with Him and that one day we will be reunited with Curt and Christ Jesus.

Ed Ilschner, Hideaway , Texas

You have created a beautiful tribute to Curtis. It seems like he was brought home so quickly and it must be very hard for the family and especially Peggy. All of you continue to be in our prayers as you grieve the passing of such a beloved man.

Jan Casey, Sugar Land, TX

Eternal Rest grant unto Curt, O Lord. It is with great lament that I have learned of the loss of a great friend and compatriot. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences in this time of sorrow. Curt and I often compared notes on our origins and childhood. We were both born in late 1941, and both educated at Catholic schools in Houston. We were both involved in our beloved heritage societies, and in our love of history. He was always ready to help others. He will be greatly missed by his many friends. My consolation is that he left this life in the embrace of his Faith. The world is different now without Curt; I pray that Heaven is different now as well, with his presence. May he rest in peace.

Dennis Giuffre, Houston, Texas

I don't think I ever met Curtis Osborne but did know his wife, Peggy, for many years through our association at The Richmond State School. My prayers to our Lord God have been many since being informed of Mr. Osborne's death. As believers in the saving blood of Jesus Christ, loved ones of Curtis may grieve their loss but are comforted by God's word that promises resurrection of the dead and eternal life for believers. May God bless all those who are hurting now over their loss. In Christian love, Larry Davidson

Larry Davidson, Schulenburg, TX

Great memory Boston College , N.D. game met in Chicago with Jack,Gerry,Randy myself and Curt.Good friend will be missed. Very sorry for your loss.

Mike Wheatcraft, Windsor Heights, Iowa

So sorry to here about Curt. He was always fun to be around at the Sons of The American Revolution meetings..

Tom McCormick, Missouri City, Texas

Peggy and family, please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of our dear friend, Curtis. I have known Peggy since 1st grade and met Curtis when they were dating. My husband met them several years later. We have had so many good times together. Curtis will be terribly missed. May the peace which comes from wonderful memories comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Barbara and Jim Visentine, Houston, TX

Deeply saddened by your loss. Curt was a long time and good friend who will be dearly missed. Cary and I share our condolences with the family. Prayers and love to you all.

Mike Slater, San Anseelmo, , Ca

Curt was a good friend who will greatly be missed. He was always outgoing,funny and really cared about people. Brother curt rest in peace.. Always gerry

Donovan, Sharon, Ma

I met Curt and Peggy because of Peggy's dear sister, Elizabeth. I knew Peggy's sweet parents, as well. Tom and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to all who loved Curt. We knew him to be a wonderful and welcoming guy with a heart to serve others.

Lisa Mann, Richmond, TX

I considered Curt one of my best friends. Even though we only knew each other for a short while (less that ten years). We met at St Theresa Church at 12 Noon Mass doing what we both liked to do, ushering. We hit it off immediately, found that we had a lot things in common and became instant friends. I will miss him dearly, especially those cigar nights we shared together. RIP my Brother.

Manny, Gloria & Mona Reyes, Sugar Land, Texas

It has been over 50 years since I last saw either Curtis, Peggy or Donald. Queen of Peace classmate of Donald. Still remember many, many good times at Osborne home in Idylwood. First car I drove was their Plymouth Valiant. Very close to "Donnie". My deepest condolences to "Peggotty", Donald and all family. Longtime,distant,not forgotten. Love

Adair, Cibolo, Tx

Rest in peace my dear friend Curt. He was truly one of a kind in the best sense of the word with his humor, genuineness and ability to make everyone he met a little better for it. I will miss him dearly. May God bless Peggy, Meg, Karen, Scott and all his family during this very difficult time.

Jack Carpenter, Toms River, NJ

Very proud to have been a friend of Curt's for so many years, and one whose trust and companionship, always meant good cheer, good humor and good times for all who were near. God Bless and keep you my dear friend, you are a special friend and will always be in our thoughts.

Randy Rogers, Scottsdale, Az.

I was sorrowed when I received the news, buy now so very pleased that Curtis and Peggy made the effort to come to a Draycott (Delesdernier connection) reunion here in Downtown Cushing. My memories are of showing them some of the Quebec country side, enjoying a beer beside the Ottawa river, and a wonderful tour through the Delesdernier accessorial home (Greenwood) in Hudson. May God peace be with you.

Your Name or Family Name, Cushing, Qc.

Richard Curtis Osborne, beloved family man and friend, died on February 29, 2016.
A fifth generation Texan and native Houstonian, Curt was born December 9, 1941, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Houston. The oldest son of Richard and Ileeda (Collopy) Osborne, he grew up in Houston where he attended elementary school at Blessed Sacrament and Queen of Peace Catholic schools. He was among the first students in 1956 to attend the new Mount Carmel High School, graduating in 1960. Immediately following graduation, Curt enlisted in the U.S. Army. He spent a majority of his three year service in Germany, where he witnessed the construction of the Berlin Wall. Six months before being discharged, he purchased an engagement ring at the local PX and mailed it home to the love of his life, Peggy. They were married shortly after his return to Houston.
Curt’s natural ease with people, good business sense and personal charm made him a successful salesman in several industries: land sales, wholesale appliances, and eventually the watch industry where he worked for Seiko, Longines and Bulova watch companies. In 1991, he joined The Swatch Group as U.S. Vice President of its private label division, Endura. After his official retirement in 2003, he continued in the industry with his own company, Curt Osborne Enterprises. During his long career he traveled the world, always enjoying the adventure of each experience and gathering friends along the way.
Never a person to be idle, Curt lent his spare time to his parish in Sugar Land, was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4204, was a volunteer for the Volunteer Services Council of Richmond State Supported Living Center and the USO. He also claimed his proud ancestry as a descendant of the heroes of this country and state, serving on the board of the Sons of the American Revolution, Alexander Hodge Chapter #49; served two consecutive terms as President of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, San Jacinto Chapter #1. He was commissioned by Governor Rick Perry as an Admiral in the Texas Navy, becoming the founding Commander of the Tom Toby Squadron of the Texas Navy. He recently qualified for membership in the General Society of the War of 1812. The sharing of history became his passion, working to recognize and honor the teachers of American and Texas History at local schools in Fort Bend County, his home for the past 34 years, and encouraging his children and grandchildren to own their heritage.
Curt was a strong man of faith and a stellar role model to his entire family and many friends. He is survived by hIs wife of 52 years, Margaret (Peggy) Negrotto Osborne, son Scott Osborne (Tara) of Alpharetta, GA, daughters Karen Carr (Jay) of Sugar Land and Meg Pense (Jeff) of Jenks, OK, and eleven grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Don Osborne (Carolyn), sister Anne Mueller (Mike), sisters-in-law, Marie (Mitchell) and Beth Negrotto, brother-in-law, Buddy Negrotto, and numerous nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at 6 p.m., Rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 705 St. Theresa Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77498. A funeral Mass will be held at noon on Friday, March 11, also at St. Theresa Catholic Church.
The family would like to thank Helen Mills and the wonderful nurses and doctors at Houston Methodist Hospital and the staff of Houston Hospice.
In the spirit of his humanitarian service, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to any of the following: The USO (www.USO.org), Volunteer Services Council of Richmond State Supported Living Center (www.govsc.org) 2100 Preston Street Richmond, TX 77469, or Houston Hospice (www.HoustonHospice.org) 1905 Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX 77030.

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Candle tribute lit by Jodie Bevill — Texas

Jim and I are so saddened that we will no longer have the joy and privilege of spending time with Curt. He could just light up a room with his contagious smile, his meticulous presence and his caring attitude. We will never forget him. Our condolences go out to Peggy and family and to all whose lives have been enriched by Curt.

Jodie Bevill, Houston, TX

What a prince of a man. DGW

David G. whitaker, Katy, TX

I am so sorry for your loss and mine. I was so glad to find Curt again after all these years - spent many wonderful adventures with him in Germany in the early 60's- and now to lose him again is a true loss to me! I pray that our Lord will comfort you with the knowledge that a faithful servant has gone to be with Him and that one day we will be reunited with Curt and Christ Jesus.

Ed Ilschner, Hideaway , Texas

You have created a beautiful tribute to Curtis. It seems like he was brought home so quickly and it must be very hard for the family and especially Peggy. All of you continue to be in our prayers as you grieve the passing of such a beloved man.

Jan Casey, Sugar Land, TX

Eternal Rest grant unto Curt, O Lord. It is with great lament that I have learned of the loss of a great friend and compatriot. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences in this time of sorrow. Curt and I often compared notes on our origins and childhood. We were both born in late 1941, and both educated at Catholic schools in Houston. We were both involved in our beloved heritage societies, and in our love of history. He was always ready to help others. He will be greatly missed by his many friends. My consolation is that he left this life in the embrace of his Faith. The world is different now without Curt; I pray that Heaven is different now as well, with his presence. May he rest in peace.

Dennis Giuffre, Houston, Texas

I don't think I ever met Curtis Osborne but did know his wife, Peggy, for many years through our association at The Richmond State School. My prayers to our Lord God have been many since being informed of Mr. Osborne's death. As believers in the saving blood of Jesus Christ, loved ones of Curtis may grieve their loss but are comforted by God's word that promises resurrection of the dead and eternal life for believers. May God bless all those who are hurting now over their loss. In Christian love, Larry Davidson

Larry Davidson, Schulenburg, TX

Candle tribute lit by Angela King and Family — Virginia

Great memory Boston College , N.D. game met in Chicago with Jack,Gerry,Randy myself and Curt.Good friend will be missed. Very sorry for your loss.

Mike Wheatcraft, Windsor Heights, Iowa

So sorry to here about Curt. He was always fun to be around at the Sons of The American Revolution meetings..

Tom McCormick, Missouri City, Texas

Peggy and family, please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of our dear friend, Curtis. I have known Peggy since 1st grade and met Curtis when they were dating. My husband met them several years later. We have had so many good times together. Curtis will be terribly missed. May the peace which comes from wonderful memories comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Barbara and Jim Visentine, Houston, TX

Deeply saddened by your loss. Curt was a long time and good friend who will be dearly missed. Cary and I share our condolences with the family. Prayers and love to you all.

Mike Slater, San Anseelmo, , Ca

Curt was a good friend who will greatly be missed. He was always outgoing,funny and really cared about people. Brother curt rest in peace.. Always gerry

Donovan, Sharon, Ma

I met Curt and Peggy because of Peggy's dear sister, Elizabeth. I knew Peggy's sweet parents, as well. Tom and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to all who loved Curt. We knew him to be a wonderful and welcoming guy with a heart to serve others.

Lisa Mann, Richmond, TX

I considered Curt one of my best friends. Even though we only knew each other for a short while (less that ten years). We met at St Theresa Church at 12 Noon Mass doing what we both liked to do, ushering. We hit it off immediately, found that we had a lot things in common and became instant friends. I will miss him dearly, especially those cigar nights we shared together. RIP my Brother.

Manny, Gloria & Mona Reyes, Sugar Land, Texas

It has been over 50 years since I last saw either Curtis, Peggy or Donald. Queen of Peace classmate of Donald. Still remember many, many good times at Osborne home in Idylwood. First car I drove was their Plymouth Valiant. Very close to "Donnie". My deepest condolences to "Peggotty", Donald and all family. Longtime,distant,not forgotten. Love

Adair, Cibolo, Tx

Rest in peace my dear friend Curt. He was truly one of a kind in the best sense of the word with his humor, genuineness and ability to make everyone he met a little better for it. I will miss him dearly. May God bless Peggy, Meg, Karen, Scott and all his family during this very difficult time.

Jack Carpenter, Toms River, NJ

Very proud to have been a friend of Curt's for so many years, and one whose trust and companionship, always meant good cheer, good humor and good times for all who were near. God Bless and keep you my dear friend, you are a special friend and will always be in our thoughts.

Randy Rogers, Scottsdale, Az.

I was sorrowed when I received the news, buy now so very pleased that Curtis and Peggy made the effort to come to a Draycott (Delesdernier connection) reunion here in Downtown Cushing. My memories are of showing them some of the Quebec country side, enjoying a beer beside the Ottawa river, and a wonderful tour through the Delesdernier accessorial home (Greenwood) in Hudson. May God peace be with you.

Your Name or Family Name, Cushing, Qc.


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