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Francis T. Ostrander
March 11, 1928 - January 13, 2013
Francis “Frank” T. Ostrander, 84, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away on January 13, 2013. He was born March 11, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York to Francis Theodore Ostrander and Bridget M. Gysky. Frank moved to Pecks Pond, PA in 1936 with his parents and attended Hunters Range Elementary School and East Stroudsburg High School in East Stroudsburg, PA. In 1945, at age 17, Frank enlisted in the Navy. After being discharged in 1946, he opened a general store in Pecks Pond, PA, which he successfully operated for 5 years. He moved to Punta Gorda on Thanksgiving Day 1951. Frank was employed by Mr. Floyd Alford at the “Hotel Charlotte Harbor”. He remained in the hotel business for 18 years as wine steward and beverage manager alternating between “The New Ocean House” in Swampscott, MA. and “The Hotel Charlotte Harbor”. After “The Hotel Charlotte Harbor” burned down he continued in the hotel business until 1969. Frank then entered the real estate business as a salesman for General Development Corp. He sold the first commercial property in Port Charlotte to Baker Industries.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, Wednesday January 16, 2013 at the Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral, 635 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am, Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 211 W Charlotte Avenue, Punta Gorda. Burial with military honors to follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens.