Ed, 80, passed away at his vacation home in Yuma, AZ, on Thursday, December 26, 2013. He was born on June 14, 1933, in Rock Island, IL. He and his wife, Carol, had just celebrated their 55th anniversary. They moved to Poway in 1977.
Senior Chief (TDCS) Ostrom spent 27 years in the U.S. Navy
. Some of his duty stations were the USS Intrepid, Bermuda (where he met Carol), Norfolk, VA, and NAS North Island, CA. He earned his BBA from National University in 1984. After his retirement, he worked as logistics engineer for Northrop Corporation, Aircraft Division, in Hawthorne, CA, and Turbomach, now Hamilton Sundstrand, in San Diego. When he retired in 1993, he took on his "fun" job as Alaska Coordinator for the Gold Prospectors Association of America and spent six summers at their gold camp in Nome, AK. After that, he and Carol made several trips across the U.S. in their motorhome visiting friends, relatives and points of interest.
He was a life member of Al Bahr Shrine, Scottish Rite, Fleet Reserve Association and, for the past two years, had been Junior Vice Commander of Poway VFW
Post 7907. He also served with the Poway Sheriff's Volunteer Patrol. While his sons were growing up, he was very active in the Boy Scouts of America.
Ed is survived by his wife, Carol; two sons, Keith (Sharon) and Kevin (Doraine) in the San Diego area; sister, Marilyn of Iowa; six nieces and one nephew. He was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Helen Ostrom.
Services at Miramar National Cemetery are pending.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children, Processing Center, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886-3765 or a