Ostrander, James W.
James W. Ostrander, of Castleton, retired from the East Greenbush CSD passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 4, 2020. Born on October 28, 1935, in Brookview, NY, he was the son of the late Gustin and Esther (Potter) Ostrander. Predeceased by his wife, of over 60 years, Huguette (DeLisle) Ostrander. James served in the Army 1955-1957 with an honorable discharge.
If you know “Jim” he was an unconventional socialite of Rensselaer County. Working odd jobs for over 50 years, building custom-made decks, roofing, skylights, and everything in between. Able to offer a kind word, a hand of assistance or simply a joke (perhaps politically incorrect) to make a person smile. Jim was the type of person who could walk into a diner 250 miles from home for a coffee shake and run into someone he knew, this applied from Bangor Maine to Duvall Street in Key West Florida. The day he passed he was surrounded by his family and visited by close friends.
He is survived by his daughter Theresa (Ostrander) Eubanks and son-in-law Robert Eubanks, his son Michael Ostrander and daughter-in-law Sandra (DiNovo) Ostrander; his sister Jeannie (Ostrander) Patrie; his brother Gustin Ostrander; and grandchildren.
A visitation will take place Monday August 10, 2020 from 4-7 pm at Ray Funeral Home 59 Seaman Ave., Castleton, NY. Due to the Pandemic, masks, social distancing and a maximum of 15 visitors will be allowed to pay brief respects at a time. Burial will be private.
Ray Funeral Service, Inc.
59 Seaman Ave.
Castleton, NY 12033
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