George Ostrander

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  • "Poppy, You will be greatly missed. You were a great and..."
    - Melissa Mertz
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    - Pam Ostrander
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    - Chelsea Keneston
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SELKIRK George Ostrander, 77, of River Road (Rte. 144), died suddenly Friday, October 17, 2003 at his home. A lifelong resident of the Town of Bethlehem, George was the son of the late Wesley and Lillian Ostrander. After high school he served in the United States Navy, at one time on an aircraft carrier. During his Navy service he completed training and became a licensed electrician. He was a self-employed truck driver contracting with Callanan Industries for over 50 years before retiring in 2003. George was an avid outdoorsman enjoying many activities including skeet shooting, hunting, and fishing from his beloved boat on the Hudson River. He was also a skilled bowler, appearing and winning three times on the TV Tournament Time Show. He was the beloved husband of Rosemary Keneston; devoted father of Kellie Lee Keneston; stepfather of Kathleen (Kate) Keneston-Halasz and George Halasz, Lorelei Landau and Mark Fleahman. Special Poppy to grandchildren, Chelsea and Elias, Marlaina and Austin, Natalie and Leanora. Also survived by brother-in-law, Donald C. Rubino Sr. and his wife Joan, his poker-playing buddies. Predeceased by sisters, Lillian Pritchard and Ruth VanAlstyne. Uncle to Olive McNessor, Diane Barger and Kenneth VanAlstyne Jr. Also survived by four grandnephews and two grandnieces. There will be no viewing hours or services at this time. A memorial service will be planned for a later date. Due to the wonderful care he received during his recent, successful treatment for cancer, memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society in his name.

Published in Albany Times Union on Oct. 20, 2003