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Ernest Ostroski

May 30, 1928 — September 18, 2019

Ernest “Mick” Ostroski, 91 departed our world on September 18, 2019 after a brief illness.  Mick was born on May 30, 1928 to William and Margaret (Akens) Ostroski in Spike Island, part of Moosic PA, where he spent his childhood.     On January 15, 1946 he joined the Army and served in the Motor Transport field until his discharge from Fort Lewis, Washington on July 13, 1947.  After his discharge he made his way to Border City near Geneva, NY, where he worked in a garage before landing a job at the Seneca Army Depot.  While working there he was introduced to Diana DeVita. On July 25, 1953 Diana became his wife.   They made their home on Seneca Lake and raised two children.  Mick soon left the Depot to take a job driving tractor trailer trucks for Howard’s Express in Geneva, NY, from where he retired.   Mick is survived by his son Joseph Ostroski, daughter Roseann (David) Blauvelt, granddaughters Jessica (RJ) Metz, Jillian (Nathan) Nichols, great grandchildren Evelyn “brite eyes” Metz and Rorick “little guy” Nichols. His Pennsylvania family, the Wysokinski’s, Tom, Kim, Jason, Tommy (Brianne Haley) and many other nieces and nephews.   Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Diana, brother William, sister Rose Marie age (6) was struck by a vehicle driven by a “drunk driver” and great grandson Sweed David Nichols.   A celebration of life is planned for October 26, 2019, Penn Yan Moose Lodge at 1pm.   Burial will be at the convenience of the family, arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home.
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