WESTBROOK - Ervin Arthur Osborne died May 26, 2012, in Portland. He was born Sept. 14, 1960, in Old Town, the son of Paul and Teruko Osborne of Milford. He graduated from Old Town High School and the University of Maine, Orono, in 1981, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering technology and an Associate of Science degree in business management. He was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. From his youth, Ervin enjoyed entertaining his family and friends with humor and song. He loved the outdoors, especially trips to Schoodic Point and Brooklin. He enjoyed karate and mixed martial arts. He was fascinated with how things worked and had a gift for fixing them. His passion for motorcycles and cars led to many years in the auto industry where he achieved the highest levels of certification as an auto technician and service manager, as well as being recognized for customer satisfaction. Ervin found his true calling when he became an adjunct instructor at Southern Maine Community College, then began teaching automotive technology at the Portland Arts & Technology High School. He became a highly respected teacher and mentored students to attain victories at Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills and Skills/USA Auto Skills Championships. During the summer of 2009, Ervin was an English language instructor at the Shinagawa School Department in Tokyo. While in Japan, he retraced his father's 1954 trek to the summit of Mount Fuji. He is survived by his parents; and his daughters, Jessica Osborne of Bath and Amanda Micucci and her husband, Joseph, of Windham. He is also survived by his sisters, Ruth Osborne and her husband, David Eckert, of Old Town, Linda Bolin and her husband, Ed, and their son, Kenneth, of Tennessee and Nancy Martinez and her husband, Alex, of Maryland; his brothers, Efrem Osborne and his wife, Elena Furman, of Maryland and Dr. Eric Osborne and his fiancee, Amy Turner, and their sons, Eric and Ethan Osborne, of Minot. The family wishes to thank the Special Care Unit of Maine Medical Center. Family and friends are invited 1-4 p.m. Friday, June 1, at A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland, with a memorial service beginning 3:30 p.m. To offer condolences and share memories with the family, please go to the obituary section at www.athutchins.com.
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Published in BDN Maine on May 30, 2012