Mathew JR

Mathew Ostriche JR

1943 - 2010

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Mathew M. Ostriche, Jr. Age 66 of Corning, passed away suddenly on January 1, 2010 in Corning. Matt was born in Elmira on November 12, 1943 to the late Mathew M. Sr. and Ruth Robinson Ostriche. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his infant sister Sharon Ostriche, his beloved uncle William "Unk" Ostriche and his son James R. Craven II. Matt is survived by his wife Linda Granger Ostriche; brother William "Billy" Ostriche of Oklahoma; sister and brother-in-law Dawn and Rick Altice of York Springs PA; brother and sister-in-law, Croydon and Nancy Ostriche of York Springs. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren, Mathew and Emily Craven of Corning; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dale and Carolyn Granger, Sandra and Forrest Vanderpool, Kay Roof, all of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Matt attended schools in Elmira Heights and Horseheads and graduated from Horseheads High School. After high school Matt joined the Navy and served from 1961 to 1964. He retired from Westinghouse-Eaton Corp. in 2001 with 35 years of service. He was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154. Matt loved the outdoors and was an avid reader. He was loved and respected by his family and friends and will be dearly missed. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Monday, January 4, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 12:00 noon, with Chaplain Dave Knuppenburg officiating. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Matt's memory may be directed to the Arctic League. P O Box 113, Elmira NY.
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