CUPERTINO, Calif. – A former leader of St. John Vianney High school has died.
Rev. Robert Osborne spent 58 years as a Marianist and served as president of the school from 2000 until 2006. Rev. Marty Solma, provincial, says Osborne died Sunday in Cupertino, Calif. He was 81-years-old.
Current Vianney President Mike Loyet says Osborne helped make significant improvements to the school during his time as president.
"Fr. Robert was a friend and the driving force for the building of the fieldhouse, commons and educational wing. This forward thinking has led Vianney into a strong position in the St. Louis area," said Loyet.
Osborne resigned from Vianney in 2006 citing "unresolved legal matters" amid allegations he molested a student at the school. A second student then came forward and also alleged Osborne had behaved inappropriately.
In October 2006 St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said there was no evidence Osborne had committed a crime, and charges were never filed.
In 2007 NewsChannel 5 reported Osborne had settled a civil lawsuit related to the allegations.