Alfred A. Ostroski, 87, of Taylor, died Monday evening at the Regional Hospital of Scranton under hospice care. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Claire Samsock.
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Born in Moosic, son of the late Benjamin and Camille Jasuta Ostroski, he was a 1944 graduate of Moosic High School. He served for four years in the Merchant Marines during World War II and was a lieutenant in the Army during the Korean War.
He was a longtime resident of Taylor and a member of the Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge. As a member of the former St. Michael's Church, Old Forge, Alfred was a member and officer of the Holy Name Society, an usher and a Eucharistic minister for many years. He was also a member of the Taylor American Legion.
Also surviving are daughters, Patricia Ostroski; and Catherine Ostroski and her husband, Charles Smith; a son, Fred Ostroski and his wife, Deana; grandchildren, Daniel, Erin and Megan Walsh, Abby Stein and Benjamin Ostroski; great-grandchildren, Jack and Isla Walsh; nieces, Julianne Arasimowicz and Camille Koneval, and Trudie Moore; and nephews, William Leishear and Tony Ostroski.
He was also preceded in death by brothers, Henry and Lawrence Ostroski, and sisters, Julia Toia, Gertrude Createau and Lillian Salmon.
The family would like to thank Dr. Nicholas Chiumento and his staff for the wonderful care that they provided over many years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Grace and Lawrence streets, Old Forge, to be celebrated by the Rev. August Ricciardi, pastor. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, Old Forge.
The Palermo & Zawacki Funeral Home Inc., 409 N. Main St., Old Forge, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Palermo & Zawacki Funeral Home
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Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 6, 2014