Who was the Ostrander grandfather of Edward?Is he identified in the Big Book?
RICHFIELD SPRINGS _ Edward Eugene Ostrander, 40, of Monticello Road, passed away on Monday evening, April 16, 2012, in Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born on Sept. 6, 1971, in Utica, son of Elmer Ostrander Jr. and Claudia J. Bond Ostrander. A lifelong Richfield Springs resident, he was educated in Richfield Springs High School. For the past two years he worked as a welder at American Standard Manufacturing Company in Central Bridge.
Ed had a strong love for the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking as well as riding motorcycles and snowmobiles. No matter what season of the year it was, he never wasted a day at having a good time. To all who knew him, he was happiest when he was surrounded by his many friends and family especially his cherished son, Michael. He will be sorely missed and never forgotten.
Surviving are his loving mother, Claudia of Richfield Springs; and father, Elmer Ostrander Jr. of Schuyler Lake; one son, Michael Ostrander of Leonardsville; Edward's devoted companion, Beth Brink; a brother, Billy Ostrander of Richfield Springs; one sister, Sandra Lansdall of Rock Hill, S.C.; two nieces, Caitlyn Lansdall and Calee Ostrander; two nephews, Lance Corporal Jeffrey Lansdall, USMC and Brady Ostrander; his faithful canine companion, "D.J.;" and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Little Niki Ostrander in 1994.
Mr. Ostrander's family will be present in the J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James St., Richfield Springs from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday.
Funeral service in the funeral home will be at 11 a.m. Saturday morning with the Rev. John Young officiating. Interment will follow in Schuyler Lake Cemetery.