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Sr. Christine Ostrowski, OP

Sister Christine Ostrowski, formerly known as Sister Ann Leonard Ostrowski, died on Thursday, November 23, 2017, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 73 years old and in the 54th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.
Sister was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Leonard and Helen (Wolkiewicz) Ostrowski. She graduated from Rosary High School in Michigan and received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in English.
Sister Christine ministered for 53½ years in elementary education in Michigan, Ohio and California. She taught at St. Brendan School in San Francisco for 36 years, at Our Lady of the Angels School in Burlingame for 11 years and most recently at St. Stephen School in San Francisco.
Sister Christine was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Kathleen, and by her best friend, Sr. Diane Erbacher. She is survived by her sister Sharon (Bill) DiGiovanni and brothers, Michael (Linda) and Richard (Linda) and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She is also survived by her beloved Do family: Nga Khac, Thanh, Thao (Andy) Nguyen, Beth (Jesus) Pun, Anh (Thuy), Long, Linh, Khang (Rebecca), and Quoc (Czareanah). She was grandmother to 14 grandkids in the Do family.
Sister Christine's love, strength, and dedication as an educator, a Sister and a friend will be felt for years by the countless people she influenced. Her determined spirit and legacy will live on in all of us.
A Memorial Mass celebrating Sister's life will be offered on Saturday, December 9th at 1:00 p.m. at St. Brendan's Church, 29 Rockaway Ave, San Francisco. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan 49221-1793.


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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Dec. 5, 2017
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