|Birth: ||Oct. 26, 1949|
|Death: ||Oct. 26, 2004|
John David Ostovic, 55, of Washington, died at 4:39 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 2004, at UPMC-Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh, as the result of a brain injury. He was surrounded by his family.
He was born October 26, 1949, in Fredericktown, a son of the late Francis B. "Bronko" and Marie Yurechka Ostovic.
Mr. Ostovic was a graduate of Bethlehem-Center High School, attended the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from California State College (now California University). While at Pitt, he was in the Air Force ROTC program.
Mr. Ostovic held numerous certifications in electrical engineering.
He taught chemistry at Bethlehem-Center High School, and on October 24, 1974, was hired as an electrician at Washington County Courthouse. He was promoted to maintenance supervisor and remained in that capacity until he was injured October 22 while at work.
Throughout his 30 years with the county, Mr. Ostovic received many awards and citations from commissioners for dedication to his job and perfect work attendance.
He was admired by his friends, family and colleagues for having a deep sense of compassion and an affective sense of humor.
He was known for his vast wealth of knowledge. He was a trivia enthusiast and enjoyed reading science fiction and westerns.
He enjoyed music and played bass in a local rock band during the early 1970s.
An avid fisherman and hunter, Mr. Ostovic often traveled to Colorado to hunt and was a gun enthusiast. He particularly enjoyed sharing his love of fishing with his late father-in-law, Raymond (Bob) Thomas.
He worked part time at Ace Sporting Goods in Washington for several years and enjoyed sharing his gun knowledge with others.
He and his daughter were once active as Civil War re-enactors with the 9th Pennsylvania. Additionally, he had taken part in a Battle of Gettysburg re-enactment.
Mr. Ostovic was a member of First Lutheran Church of Washington and United Lutheran Society.
On June 30, 1979, he married Mary Ann Thomas, his best friend, who survives.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the John D. Ostovic Memorial Fund at Donora Public Library, 510 Meldon Avenue, Donora, PA 15033. (Mr. Ostovic's father was a Donora native.)
Sarah Jane Ostovic (1969 - 2011)*
Mount Prospect Cemetery
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Friends will be received from 10 until 11 a.m., the time of services, Monday, November 1, in First Lutheran Church, North Franklin and West Walnut streets, Washington, with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Schott officiating. |
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