ALBANY – William W. Ostrander, 75, of Albany, passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at St. Peter’s Hospital. Bill was born in Albany, and lived here all his life. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy, and served in the U.S. Army. He was employed for many years as a printer by the New York State Dept. of Education. Bill also enjoyed polka dancing, and collecting Polish music. He and his wife traveled several times to Hawaii with the Happy Louie polka band. He also enjoyed other travels including Nashville, TN, and numerous other bus trips, and he enjoyed walking and reading.
Bill is survived by his beloved wife Theresa Dietz Ostrander; his sister in law and her husband Josephine and Ronald Przybylowski of Schenectady; as well as other extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Wednesday morning at 8:15, and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St. (behind CVS), Albany. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Bill was my best friend. We met during bus trips to Maine and would walk together each day at the Mall. We shared stories about sports and old movies and movie stars. I will always remember him and his sense of humor. Take care of yourself Theresa and if you need anything, let us know. Al and Elsie
I’m so sorry for your loss, I served food to Bill at atria. He was such a nice guy with a big heart. He always brought people in a good mood and I’m thankful for the time that I got to know him. God bless all of you. Pray you all receive God’s comfort during this time.