The Obit For Joseph Ostrowski

Joseph D. Ostrowski

Published in Scranton Times on August 2, 2011

Joseph D. Ostrowski, 88, of Moosic, died Sunday morning at Riverside Rehab and Nursing Home after an illness. He and his wife, the former Ceil Kaminski, would have been married 63 years on Sept. 4.

Born in Scranton, son of the late Leon and Margaret Siekierka Ostrowski, he was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Signal Corps. He retired from Fitchburg Products, Moosic. Afterward, he worked 15 years as a ticket collector at the Scranton Lackawanna Baseball Stadium. Joseph played semiprofessional baseball as a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinal Farm Club in the State of Ohio League. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Polish National Catholic Cathedral, where he had served on the board of directors for 10 years. He was a former member of the envelope committee and was a member of the Young Men's Society of Resurrection, the Polish National Union and American Legion Post 948. He was a former bowler with the YMS of R bowling league, where he had served as president and held office as Noble Grand of Robert Burns Lodge International Order of Odd Fellows. The family would like to express sincere thanks and appreciation to Mountain View Care Center and Riverside Rehab and Nursing Home for the love and compassion shown Joseph.

Also surviving are a son, David Ostrowski and wife, Angela; a granddaughter, Stacey Ostrowski, all of Mount Pleasant, S.C., whom he loved very much; a brother, William Ostrowski and wife, Jane, Liverpool, N.Y.; nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Joseph Kochan.

The funeral will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the Leon S. Gorgol Funeral Home, 1131 Pittston Ave., Scranton, with Mass at 10 in St. Stanislaus Polish National Catholic Cathedral. Entombment, parish cemetery. Friends and family may call Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may made to St. Stanislaus Youth Center, 529 E. Locust St., Scranton, PA 18505.