Bruce William Osborne passed away peacefully on April 15, 2018 at Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital, Torrance, CA. Bruce was born December 18, 1951 to James and Ellen Osborne in Hackensack, NJ. He graduated from Teaneck High School and went on to attain his Bachelor's degree from William Paterson University. Bruce worked for Kanebridge Corporation, Oakland, NJ for 36 years. Bruce was a collector of coins and stamps and an avid reader of Civil War and Military history. He was a charter member of the National WW2 Museum. He volunteered at the LA Times Festival of Books for 20 years. Bruce is preceded in death by his father James and is survived by mother, Ellen, sisters Lynn of Bloomingdale, NJ ; Victoria of Ridgefield Park, NJ and brother in law Judson White; his closest friends Stanley and Peggy Grego of Englewood, NJ and Steve and Trish Yearley of Redondo Beach, CA. To honor Bruce's wishes his ashes are to be scattered off the coast of Redondo Beach, CA. In lieu of flowers, in tribute to Bruce's life long love and devotion to the preservation of America's history, the family asks that donations in his memory be made to: the CIVIL WAR TRUST, Washington,DC or the National WWII Museum, Washington, DC.

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  1. Bruce will be missed great friend always . he had everyone’s best interest before his. your will be misses RIP

  2. Bruce you are now and will always be forever missed as part of “The Kanebridge Family”. God has you now rest in peace

  3. Please know that I’m praying for all that loved Bruce… I hope all of his family and friends can find some comfort at this difficult time. I know I will always remember him. May you rest in peace

  4. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bruce. We shared many great times that will remain with me always. My condolences to his family.

  5. Bruce, I will miss those interesting, stimulating conversations we’ve had so many times over the years working together at Kanebridge. You were truly one of a kind and will never be forgotten! May you rest in Peace. God Bless you. My deepest sympathy to your family and friends.

  6. I have worked with Bruce for the past 36 years. We worked in New Jersey and started the California branch together. Bruce saw the world in a different way and because of that was able to help us accomplish things we otherwise would have missed and for that I am very grateful. He will be missed.

  7. So sorry for everyone’s loss. Bruce was a very kind, intelligent guy and we will all miss him. Sending warm thoughts…

  8. The Williams family is so sorry to hear about the passing of our neighbor and friend Bruce. He was a quiet but always had time for “Hi” or a chat in the late afternoon. My son’s will always remember the time he took them to see the Blue Angels at an airshow several years ago. At the time, he drove a convertible and they loved it! We are forever grateful to his friendship.

  9. I have known Bruce for many years and his kindness toward all was of love and interest, he will be terribly missed and we will keep him in our thoughts and prayers. May you know how much Bruce is loved and respected. We lost a kind and loving person. Rest In Peace

  10. Lynn – I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Jan Rogers Joseph Bone Synovos

  11. RIP my brother Bruce. Bruce was my best friend for 50 years. He is my sons Godfather. Peggy, Brian, Maura and I considered him part or our family. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Our prayers are with Vicky, Lynn and Ellen.

  12. As a former “Easterner”, Bruce and I would talk how different things were on the west coast. If he liked you he liked you, if he didn’t to bad for you. Got to know him through business. I would come and pick up parts and we would. He’d always would say “Have a Good One” It was a pleasure knowing you my friend. It was a real shock to hear of his passing.

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