Leon C. Ostrowski, Sr., 84, of Mountain Top, passed away, Thursday, March 21, 2019, with loving family by his side, in the Wilkes Barre Veteran Affairs Medical Center.
The son of the late Chester and Teresa Kucharski Ostrowski, Leon was born in Wilkes-Barre on March 27, 1934 and graduated from GAR High School, Class of 1951. He continued his education at Penn State University, where he earned a degree in Engineering; Kings College, where he earned a degree in Information Systems and also attended classes in Management Development at Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH.
He served his country proudly in the Untied States Air Force, during the Korean Conflict and was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
Leon was employed at Thiokol Chemical in New Jersey, working with the development of the X-15 rocket engine; RCA semi conductor plant, Mountain Top and Burroghs Computer in Dowingtown, PA. He was plant engineer at Techneglas, Pittston and retired after 28 years at Techneglas. He also worked part time as a Pennsylvania Game Commission Deputy.
He had a private pilots license and enjoyed flying, hunting, fishing and playing golf. Mr. Ostrowski was a member of St Jude's Church, Mountain Top; American Legion, Mountain Top and the American Institute of Plant Engineers.
Leon was preceded, in addition to his parents, by his brother, Raymond and infant brother, Chester.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Dolores Dourand Ostrowski; daughter, Donna Lee (Ostrowski) Draina and her husband, Allen of Hanover Township; son, Leon Ostrowski and his wife, Mary of Media, PA; daughter, Molly (Ostrowski) Buczynski and her husband, Gary of Mountain Top; six grandchildren, Lee, David, Gary, Allison, Alex and Christian, two great grandchildren, Vincent and Tyler; sister, Bonnie Wallace, Wyoming, nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9:15 am from the Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. 689 Hazle Ave. Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Jude's Church, Mountain Top with Reverend Joseph J. Evanko officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Twp.
Friends may visit on Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 4 to 7 pm and Monday from 9:00 am until time of service at the funeral home.
Family would like to thank Lori Dotter, Nina Bodnar, Abby Hudock, Brandy DeOcamontes and sister in law, Cathy Ostrowski for the dedicated and compassionate care given to Leon; Dr. Gregory Fino and hospice staff at the Veteran's Administration hospital for their kindness and compassion during our difficult time.