Lucia "Lou" D. Ostrom
January 3, 1924 – June 17, 2019
Lucia “Lou” D. Ostrom, 95 of Baden, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019 at Heritage Valley, Beaver. She was born January 3, 1924 in Beaver Falls, daughter of the late Salvadore and Amelia (DeMatteo) DiCianno. Lucia had two brothers and three sisters. During her working career she was a switchboard operator for Bell Telephone. Her greatest love, and passion in life, was for her husband, children and grandchildren; she was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Lou, as she was affectionately known by friends, was quite a creative woman. She enjoyed baking and decorating cakes. She was deeply grateful for our Armed Service Men and Women, supporting and remembering them by baking and sending “Cookies to the Troops.” Lou was a self-taught seamstress who designed and made dresses and clothing for her girls as they were growing-up; and for others as well. She was a faithful member of Baden United Methodist Church. Lou was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years: Charles R. Ostrom in 2009. She is survived by two daughters: Denise (John E. “Jack”) Ostrom-Miller, Sewickley; Charlotte (Carl Sodergren) Ostrom-Berger, Baden; two grandchildren whom “Nan” cherished and adored: Gregory Gazda, Baden and Cerys Miller, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Friends will be received on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 273 Route 68, Rochester (adjacent to Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum). A funeral service to remember, honor and celebrate her life will be held 1 p.m., Friday, June 21, 2019 in the funeral home with the Rev. James Young, officiating. Private interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Baden United Methodist Church, 420 Dippold Avenue, Baden, 15005 or to Leader Dogs for the Blind, 1039 South Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, MI, 48307 or through leaderdog.org. On line condolences may be offered at www.saul-gabauer.com
- Vistation Thursday, June 20, 2019
- Visitation Thursday, June 20, 2019
- Funeral Service and Celebration of Life Friday, June 21, 2019
Lucia "Lou" D. Ostrom
June 20, 2019
Denise, Char and Family,
My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your mother. She was such a lovely lady. I still have her little ceramic basket she gave me and the crochet angel for my Christmas tree. I think of her and you when I put them out for the holiday. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
June 19, 2019
MY CONDOLENCES TO THE OSTROM FAMILY !
I REMEMBER "LOU" FROM THE DAYS OF HER MANAGING " CHARDONS BRUNCH " IN BADEN , SHE SHOWED HER LOVE FOR COOKING BY SERVING UP SO MANY HOME COOKED MEALS TO MANY HUNGRY STEELWORKERS !!
MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE !!!
June 19, 2019
Rest in piece dear Lou, Dear Mrs. O. Had so much fun and memories of your warm and comforting smile and hugs. Your also an incredibly talented painter of porcelain ceramics, which I always admired so much. Thanks for always making me feel like family! Miss you so.
June 18, 2019
In high school, I spent a lot of time at the Ostrom home as Charlotte and I were pretty much inseparable. My favorite memories, and they all happened with exactly the same dialogue, were on snowy days. I would come over to sled ride and eat the delicious food that Mrs. Ostrom made. Then, as I was getting ready to try to blast out of that insufferable driveway, I would say, "Mr. Ostrom, I don't think I'm going to be able to make it." Mr. Ostrom would say, "Just start at the garage and hit the gas until you get to the top." Mrs. Ostrom would be standing there laughing and exclaiming, "Why do you always say the same thing to Debbie as your putting on your boots and coat?" She knew that Mr. Ostrom would have to rescue me. And, Mrs. Ostrom was right. I never made it out of that snow-covered driveway on my own. Thank, God! Otherwise, I wouldn't have this wonderful memory of a wonderful friend, Mrs. Ostrom.