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Mary E. Ostrowski


Mary Elizabeth Ostrowski (nee Clemens) age 72 of Wayne died Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

She was born in Luzerne, PA and raised in Pittston, PA having graduated from the Pittston High School with the Class of 1958.

In 1962 she moved to Wayne, NJ after marrying D. Stanley “Stan” Ostrowski after a chance meeting in a cemetery. Stan had been married previously and lost his first wife to an early death. Being proper in social terms he insisted that he wait three years before looking for a girl. After their meeting in the cemetery they soon fell in love and married on April 28, 1962 at Sacred Heart Church in Luzern, Pennsylvania. They enjoyed forty-eight years of loving “good buddies” marriage together before Stan’s passing in November of 2010.

Mary was a bus driver for the Wayne Board of Education for many years before retiring in 1997.

She was a parishioner of Holy Cross RC Church in Wayne and was a member of the Columbiettes.

Mary enjoyed camping with Stan in their “travel trailer” and had many fond memories of their stays in the Poconos and Cape May. She had an outgoing personality and many will recall her willingness to share her opinion. In her heart she was very “motherly” and was a mother to everybody. An excellent cook her special touch on Pot Roast, Meatloaf, and Blueberry Pies will be greatly missed. It is also said Mary loved sewing, crafts, and had a true love of making jewelry.

She was the loving wife of the late D. Stanley Ostrowski(2010); loving mother of David Ostrowski of Scranton, PA, Kevin Ostrowski of Wayne, Marlaine Brunner and her husband Jeff of Pequannock, Krista Toth and her husband Tom of Wayne, and Kristen Snook and her husband Nick of Pequannock; cherished grandmother of Brett and Madalyn Brunner, Justin and Olivia Toth, and Benjamin Snook; she was blessed with two sets of parents Arthur and Elizabeth (nee Fey) Clemens, and Joseph and Madeline (nee Fey) Savokinas; loved sister of Rosemarie and Jasper Butera of Jenkins, PA, the late Lawrence & Deanna Savokinas of West Lake Village CA, Joseph and the late Nancy Savokinas of Pittston, PA, James and Dianne Savokinas of Hughestown, PA, Michael and Georgia Savokinas of Pittston, PA, Raymond and Marie Savokinas of West Pittston, PA, Dorothy and Robert Kroll of Plains, PA, and Cynthia and B. William Hrobuchak of Old Forge, PA; many loving nieces and nephews; and two devoted aunts Christine Dogal and Agnes Stuckart.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 3, 2012 10AM from the funeral home then to Holy Cross RC Church, Wayne where at 11 AM a Funeral Mass will be offered. Entombment will be in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa.

Guest Book


May you rest in eternal peace and happiness. You will be missed deeply and will never be forgotten..

MIchelle DeWitt


May you rest in eternal loving peace Mary, I have the foundest memories of the girl scouts, going camping, even in your backyard. You will be missed, and that loving bright smile of yours I will never forget!!

Dawn (Kanson) Zdziarski


Mary you have had a huge impact on my life that will never be forgotten. It takes a village to raise a child. Thank you for being part of my village. I am forever grateful for your words of wisdom, your hugs when they were needed and sternness when appropriate. My heart is heavy knowing that you are no longer here physically, but your spirit will live on forever in the lives of so many that you touched during your time on earth. You will missed xoxoxo Danielle

Danielle Harlop


Kevin and Family, My heart is with you at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you find comfort from family and friends. All our Love Carla And Family

Carla Drobny-Workman


Rest In Peace.My thoughts and prayers are with your family.She will never be forgotten.

Kimberly Palmer


To my wonderful Godmother, I will miss you until we meet again in Heaven. We have lost an irreplaceable leaf from our family tree. Rest in Peace.

Evelyn DelPriore


To my big sister, You were all that anyone could ever want or ask for in a sister. You were my best friend, my anchor in a storm. You were always there for me from the day mom told you that she was expecting a baby. You gave me everything I wanted, without me even asking for it. We shared so many thing together, going camping with our children, Traveling cross the USA, visiting Sea World, the Grand Cannyon and so much more. Making Alicia's & Tanya's wedding gowns, then Teaching me to sew, and helping me make Nikki's. But the greates gift you ever gave to me was all you LOVE. You will always be with me, a part of my heart. I know that you are resting in the Loving Arms of Jesus waiting for the day that we will all be together again. I love you & will miss you mone then words can express. I find comfort in knowing that you are with the Father resting peacefully.

Cindy Hrobuchak


Rest in peace Cousin Mary Beth. You always had such a beatutiful smile and great laugh to share with everyone. Your family is in my thoughts & prayers.

Sandy Dogal Witko


It's amazing how much a person stays with you through the years. Even though we were miles apart many of your words stayed with me. Many times over the years I have recalled things you have taught me. There will never be another like you. Thank you very much for being a part of my life. You will never be forgotten.

Sandra Baginski


im sending my condolence to you all im am sorry could not be there stay well barbara

barbara fazzinga

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