Joseph M. Ostrowski Sr.

Born: Fri., Nov. 21, 1924
Died: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018


Memorial Mass

10:30 AM Wed., Sep. 05, 2018
Location: St. Joseph's Church


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Joseph M. Ostrowski, 93, of Weedsport, passed away at the Matthew  House on August 29, 2018. Born in Lysander, NY on November 21, 1924, Joseph was the son of the late Benjamin and Magdalen Harajnczk Ostrowski. As a child, Joseph served as an altar boy in Jordan, where he grew up and attended school. He held many jobs throughout the years, including, dairy farmer, school bus driver, Cato Town Justice and nursery owner. Joseph enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing, hunting, camping and planting trees. He was an avid woodworker and  loved to travel. He enjoyed many vacations with his wife of 72 years, Gwendolyn and their four children. Often times, he and his wife would go on impromptu vacations, such as Maine for a lobster dinner. It was important for Joseph to spend quality time together with his wife and family and experience the joys in life. Joseph is survived by his daughters, Gail (Frank) Smith and Sandra (Kenneth) Ray, his son, Joseph Ostrowski Jr. (Michael Casamassima),  five grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Joseph was predeceased by his wife, Gwendolyn,  his son, Edward Ostrowski and his sisters, Mary Kenney, Josephine Salerno and Margaret Boone. A mass of Christian celebration will be held in St. Joseph's Church, Weedsport, on September 5th at 10:30 am. The burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Weedsport. Donations in Joseph's name may be made to Matthew House, 43 Metcalf Dr., Auburn, NY 13021.

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Linda Swizdor
   Posted Tue September 04, 2018
Joe & Mike and the entire Ostrowski family,
Very sorry to hear of your dad's passing, our prayers to you all. After reading his obituary it sounds like he lived a very joyous and fulfilling life surrounded by loving family and friends. God bless.
Linda & Joe Swizdor

Gail & Ed Gray
   Posted Tue September 04, 2018
Gail, Frank, Sandy, Ken, Joe, Mike, Derrick and family, please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of your father. He and your Mom were such wonderful people and I considered it an honor to get to know; a considerable benefit of being friends with my father, Bob. As a kid growing up, I always looked forward to going to visit Joe and Gwen. As time passed, I looked forward to visiting them both when I came back to town and then Joe after your Mom's passing. He was wonderful to listen to and my husband, Ed, loved talking with Joe on a variety of topics. Please know that Joe will always hold a special place in our hearts and we will miss him dearly.

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