Stanley Ostas
1935 - 01
BORN
1935
DIED
01
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1757 Tremainsville Rd.
Toledo, OH
Stanley Ostas

1/1/1935 - 5/28/2021

Stanley Ostas passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, May 28, 2021, at the age of 86. He was born in Anarahi, Macedonia, to Mincho and Slava Ostas and immigrated to the United States as a child.

Stanley was a well known restaurateur in Toledo. In the 1960's, he owned the Doorbell Bar, then The Wheel Restaurant in downtown Toledo and The Balkan Inn in Sylvania and later starting his most successful accomplishment the El Matador Restaurants in Toledo and Findlay. Stanley was respected and loved by all his employees and customers. When he was not at work he enjoyed spending time in his garden growing tomatoes and peppers. Stanley loved cooking and was famous for his rice pudding and grape leaves.

He was a longtime member of St. George Cathedral in Rossford where he loved to sing and was the choir director for many years.

Stanley was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Margaret; sons, Michael (Linda), Stanley, Daniel and Nicholas (Laurie); eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and brother, Mincho (Irimoni) Ostas.

Family will receive friends at St. George Orthodox Church, 738 Glenwood, Rossford, OH, Tuesday from 3 – 8 PM where funeral services will be held Wednesday 10 AM with interment to follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements have been entrusted with the Castillo Funeral Home. Memorial tributes may be made to St. George Orthodox Cathedral 738 Glenwood Rd., Rossford, OH 43460.

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Published by The Blade on May 30, 2021.
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Stan Jr. I had the honor of meeting your father many years ago in JR when we were at Mctigue, I remember him as kind and friendly person with a very big heart, you and your family are i my families thoughts and prayers during this sad time, This earth may have lost a great man but heaven gained an even grater angel, Rest in Peace Mr. Ostas
Sam Losek
June 2, 2021
Deepest Sympathy in the loss of Stanley to all the Ostas family. May he rest in eternal peace. Gary Kreft
Gary Kreft
June 2, 2021
Dear Margaret and family, I am so sorry to hear of Stan's passing! It was always an extra happiness for me and my family to be able to visit with him and the Ostas family. His love and joy was truly contagious! Here was a man who gave 100% of that love and joy with family, friends, work, gardening, church and eveething his life touched. This world truly had a blessing with him! My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Bog da Prosti!
Johnny Kantor
Friend
June 2, 2021
Dear Aunt Margaret and Family,
Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Uncle Stan. He was truly a wonderful man with a welcoming spirit who had a way of putting everyone around him at ease--especially in his knack for storytelling.
I distinctly remember a late July afternoon at my Baba's house in Emborio, when you and he joined us for coffee. Uncle Stan began telling stories of growing up in the old country and I vividly recall all of us crying with laughter the entire time. His love for family and friends and tradition will serve as a long-lasting testament to his remarkable character. May the many happy memories of a life well lived bring you all comfort and solace in the difficult days ahead.
God Bless,
Stephanie, Soti, George and Annelise Atzemis
Stephanie Atzemis
Family
May 30, 2021
Dear Aunt Margaret and Family
Our deepest condolences on the passing of Uncle Stan. He was truly a wonderful man with a welcoming spirit who had a way of putting everyone around him at ease--especially in his knack for storytelling.
I distinctly remember a late July afternoon on the porch at my Baba's house in Emborio, when you and he joined us for coffee. Uncle Stan began telling stories of his growing up in the old country and I vividly recall all of us crying with laughter the entire time. His love for family and friends and tradition will all serve as a lasting testament to his character.
May the many happy memories of a life well lived bring you all comfort and solace in the difficult days ahead.
God Bless,
Stephanie, Soti, George and Annelise Atzemis
Stephanie Atzemis
Family
May 30, 2021
Dear Margaret and Family,
We were so saddened to hear about the passing of your husband Stanley.
His welcoming smile, sense of humor and unrivaled dancing at weddings will be cherished memories of him that will live in our hearts forever.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time.
Love always,
Harry, Elizabeth and Haroula Petis
Harilaos Petis & Family
Family
May 30, 2021
Stan was a good friend who was always quick to laugh. Shared many cups of coffee with him at The Wheel downtown when I was with IBM in the late '60s. Sad to see an icon move on.
Jerry Podges
Friend
May 30, 2021
To The Ostas Family,
Please accept my condolences on the passing of Mr. Ostas.
I am so sorry.
What a wonderful and successful life he and his family created!
His restaurants were Fantastic!
He will be missed, but will always be fondly remembered.
Respectfully,
Michael Zerner
Michael Zerner
Acquaintance
May 30, 2021
Sending prayers to the Ostas family. I have happy memories of Stan starting from a young age. I distinctly remember him stopping by our table to say hi and ask how everything was while eating dinner with my parents when I was around 9 or 10 at the original El Mats. Little did I know I’d work for his son Michael 13 years later at the Airport Hwy location. I shared this memory with Stan and he smiled and said it sounds like something he’d do.

He was always good to me whenever I saw him. ❤
Pete Genot
Coworker
May 30, 2021
So sorry to hear of Stanley's passing. He was a good man and a great boss. The El Matador was my favorite job, and Stanley made it that way. I am a better person for have knowing him. God bless him.
Amy Haas....( Baker)
Friend
May 30, 2021
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