Paul William Osborn, 85, of Sherman, died Oct. 16 at Village Crest Center for Health and Rehabilitation in New Milford. He was the widower of Louise Nelson Osborn, who died in 2010.

Mr. Osborn was born Feb. 27, 1927, in Danbury, son of the late Edwin F. and Edith Ludington Osborn.

He was a graduate of New Milford High School, Class of 1945, and attended the University of Connecticut School of Agriculture.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.

Mr. Osborn owned and operated Upland Pastures Farm in Sherman, in partnership with his brother, Emerson Osborn Sr. After retirement, he worked several years for K.W. Rogers, Land Surveyors.

A lifelong resident of Sherman, he served many years as a member and chairman of the Board of Tax Review for the town, and was a charter member of the Sherman Volunteer Fire Department.

He was a lifelong member and deacon emeritus of the Sherman Congregational Church.

Mr. Osborn is survived by a son, Glenn Osborn, and his wife, Martha, of Sherman; a daughter, Sara Gardner, and her husband, Richard, of Princeton, Mass.; a sister, Betty Benny, and her husband, Bob, of Kentucky; five grandchildren, Jason Osborn, and his wife, Jennifer, of Naples, Fla.; Zachary Osborn, of Naples; Isaac Osborn, and his wife, Katy, of Sherman; Erin Broudo, and her husband, Josh, of Beverly, Mass.; and Noah Gardner, and his wife, Erin, of Foxboro, Mass.; and four great-grandchildren, Elias and Imogen Osborn, of Sherman, and Caleb and Zoey Broudo, of Beverly.

Burial was at North Cemetery in Sherman.

The Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2969 Whitney Ave., Hamden CT 06518-2556.