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Katharine Hockley Osterman, age 95, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012 in McLean, VA. "Tinky" was the daughter of the late Maj. Gen. Edward A. Ostermann (USMC) and Katharine Hockley Walsh Ostermann. She was a 15-year resident of Vinson Hall in McLean, Virginia, and spent most of her life the Washington area. She taught at Mrs. Shippen's Washington Dancing School starting in 1954. She ran the school from 1964 to 1984. She taught at St. Bernard's Boys School in New York and Potomac School where she later served on the Board of Directors. Tinky spent every summer since her childhood in upstate New York. Many memorable summers were spent at Camp Mesacosa on Efner Lake in Corinth, NY where she went from camper, to counselor, to the senior staff, and continued to visit after camp was closed. She was preceded in death by her nephew, George Leslie Holliday; her sister, Margaret Ostermann Holliday, and her lifelong friend, Edith G. "Edie" Cosgrove. She is survived by her nephew, Ralph ("Hap") Holliday and family in Durham, NC; nephew, Michael O. Holliday and family in Waxhaw, NC; cousin, Stevenson H. Walsh and family in Shrewsbury, VT; godson, Mike Connors, of Saratoga Springs, NY; and goddaughter, Anne Freligh Fitzherbert of Old Hutton, Kendall, England. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the Vinson Hall Auditorium, 6251 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA 22101.

Published in The Washington Post from Dec. 6 to Dec. 8, 2012
Katharine Hockley Ostermann
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