Ostrander, Charles E.
Charles E. Ostrander, 94, of Locke NY, died on Saturday, November 2, 2013 surrounded by his loving family at home. He was born on December 21, 1918 in Danby NY, the son of Orry and Ada Johnson Ostrander. He was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, the former Gertrude Moravia, in 1988. Thayer Appliance in Ithaca, NY employed Chuck for 40 years. Chuck was in tune with the outdoors. An avid hunter and outdoorsman, he passed along his love of nature to his sons, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Chuck's face lit up and a smile came to his face, when he recalled memories of his many outdoor adventures with family and friends. Area hunters may recognize his name on "Grandpa Chuck's" cover scent. He was a member of the Moravia VFW Dads, The Moravia Sportsmen's Club, and NY State Trappers Association. Charles is survived by his sons, James E. Ostrander (Donna Langtry) and Gerry D. Ostrander, both of Locke; his brother Marvin (Marion) of North Lansing and Donald (Beatrice) of Locke; his sister, Millie Achilles of Ithaca, as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and his beloved dog Rosie. Family and friends may call at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 10117 Route 90, Genoa, on Thursday, November 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A private graveside service will be held in North Lansing Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Southern Cayuga Ambulance, PO Box 7, Poplar Ridge, NY 13139 or to Four Town Ambulance, PO Box 28, Moravia NY 13118.
Shurtleff Funeral Home
10117 State Route 90 Genoa, NY 13071
Published in Ithaca Journal on Nov. 4, 2013