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Elaine Ostiller

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August 14, 1928 - August 28, 2015 Elaine Ostiller was 87 and passed away on August 28, 2015. She was born in Chicago on August 14, 1928, to Harry and Mary Gootnick. She graduated from Sullivan High School in June 1946 and moved to Los Angeles with her parents later that year. She received an AA degree from Los Angeles City College in 1948. In July 1946 she met Sanford ("Sandy") through her parents. He also graduated from the Sullivan High School, in 1941 and relocated to Los Angeles, after serving in the Air Force in World War II. They were together for the next 69 years, and married for 67. They had a son, David, and a daughter, Susan. Sandy and Elaine worked together in Sandy's accounting practice for 25 years; they traveled together to over 100 countries, and volunteered together at Meals on Wheels for 16 years. Elaine is survived by Sandy, by David Ostiller, his former wife, Cindy Morton, and their two sons, Zachary and Nathaniel, and by her daughter Susan Hartmann, her husband Jon, and their three children, Joshua, Sarah, and Jacob. Her brother, Bill Gootnick, and his wife Joan, also survive her. Elaine had many long time friendships, and was loved by her family and friends for her outgoing and affectionate personality and we all miss her greatly. A memorial service will be held at Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 12:00 noon.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 2015
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