Martin L. Ostrovitz

November 21, 1943May 11, 2018

Martin L. Ostrovitz, 74, of Lynn, entered into rest on Friday, May 11, 2018. Born in Cambridge, he was a son of Miriam (Landfield) Ostrovitz and the late Sidney Ostrovitz.

In addition to his dear mother, Miriam, those left to cherish Martin’s memory are his devoted children: Steven Ostrovitz and his fiancée, Stacey Bloom, of Framingham, and David Ostrovitz and Susan Ragucci of Marblehead; his cherished grandchildren: Sophie Ostrovitz, Marissa Ostrovitz, and Jacob Ostrovitz; his loving siblings: Greta Ostrovitz of Jerusalem, Israel, Nina Ostrovitz of Washington, DC, and Roy Ostrovitz of Los Angeles, CA. He was predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Judy Ostrovitz.

Funeral services will be held privately. Shiva will be observed on Tuesday, May 15th, from 4-8pm at the Crown Pointe Clubhouse, 400 Paradise Road, Swampscott, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy, c/o Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, Kraft Family Building, 126 High St., Boston, MA 02110, or via the link below.

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John Witt

June 14, 2018

To the Ostrovitz Family,
Marty and I worked together at the front desk of the YMCA in Marblehead for over a year. He was loved by many, many members there who enjoyed his banter, birthday greetings, and good humor. We had a lot of laughs, as Marty could joke and/or have a thought about every topic you could think of. He was a good man!
John Witt

Sheron Custer

May 17, 2018

Marty was a real sweetheart and funny too. I came to know Marty in an AOL chat room years ago and have kept in touch with him since then.I hadn't heard from him in awhile so I sent him a thinking of you card 3 or 4 weeks ago. I didn't hear back from him but he was always in my prayers..always!! I remember years ago he made a trip to New Hampshire. He sent me a refrigerator magnet from there. We had talked once about how I collected refrigerator magnets..I guess he never forgot that cause he thought it was funny that I collected them. He was a good friend and I'll miss him. R.I.P. my dear (( Marty))

Linda Patterson

May 17, 2018

To the loving family of Marty Ostrovitz, Marty was one of a kind person rolled up like a" tootsie roll " . He was charming ,funny ,boyish bad (not in bad way ),and life of the party .he will be missed by us all on aol . I know Marty suffered many years with illness, but we must remember he's not suffering on earth .i can see him partying and enjoying heaven with our lord ,family ,and friends .

Lynn Santner

May 17, 2018

Marty was a good friend of mine from AOL. I enjoyed his company at several parties we attended in Kissimmee, Florida. I loved his wit and humor and I will miss him very much. My sincere condolences to his family.

Miriam and Ralph Gerber

May 16, 2018

From the early days of AOL when we met Marty online it was an instant friendship. We spent many hours chatting both online and later in person. He always had a joke, a kind word, and a smile. If we had to sum him up we would use this phrase: a true Mensch.
May the sweet memories of his life be a blessing for all who knew and loved him.
MIriam and Ralph Gerber
Tampa, Florida

Jack Paster

May 14, 2018

To the Ostrovitz Family:
Linda and I offer you our most sincere condolences on your loss. From the old deli days, I always considered Marty a friend. His sense of humor was infectious. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. May God hold Marty in the hollow of his hand and may his soul be bound up in The Book of Life for all eternity. May Marty rest in peace.