Lydia Osborne, 74


Lydia Osborne, 74, of Pennington, NJ passed away surrounded by her family on April 24, 2021 at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell.

Lydia was born and raised in Princeton, NJ. After living in Ewing, NJ for a couple of years, she moved to Pennington where she was a resident for the past 45 years. She graduated from Princeton High School and started her career at The Alumni Council of Princeton University in 1965. She left her career for ten years to start a family, however, returned in 1983. As the Assistant to the

Director of the Alumni Council, her compassion, knowledge, dedication, smile, and contagious personality was known by many Princeton alumni.

During her career, she was known by many as the go-to person who embraced all those who crossed her path. A highlight of her career was being selected as a honorary class member to the Princeton University classes of 1950, 1974, and 1983. She retired after 37 years at Princeton University.

She enjoyed her life long friendships, movies, visiting family/friends, and her biggest loves, her children and grandchildren. She loved spending time with her family, having Sunday dinners, and watching her grandchildren.

Predeceased by her father, Frederick Spring Osborne, mother Katherine Mitchell Osborne, brother Frederick Spring Osborne, Jr., she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Michael Kopliner IV of Pennington, a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Meredith Sferra of Pennington and three grandchildren Ava, Ryan, and Joshua.

Cremation and burial will be private. A memorial service will be scheduled shortly for all to remember her life. Arrangements are under the direction of Mather Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton, NJ.