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Joseph Gawler’s Sons, LLC

5130 Wisconsin Ave Nw, Washington, DC

OBITUARY

Francis James Ostronic

August 3, 1929November 26, 2019

Francis James “Frank” Ostronic (Age 90) died on 26 November 2019. Son of Francis “Frank” and Helen (Budin) Ostronic. Husband of 65 years to Judith, father of Patrick, Thomas, Michael (deceased), Ellen (Shawn) Janus, Mary (Bernard) King, John (Nancy), Judy (Geoffrey Cotton). Brother of Lois (Jack) Lee, Ellen, Tom (Valerie). He had nine grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Frank was born and raised in Omaha. He attended St Wenceslas Elementary School and Central High School (1947). While at Central, he won the Nebraska high school wrestling championship in 1947. He also played on the golf team, and caddied at the Field Club of Omaha. He attended Creighton University for 2 years, then accepted a Congressional appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md, where he played on the golf team. He graduated in 1953 and was a submarine officer for 5 years. He then obtained his MBA at American University in Washington, D.C., and enjoyed a varied and rewarding business career in the Computer Industry, most notably as a Vice President at Computer Sciences Corporation. He remained in the US Naval Reserve, retiring at the rank of Captain. Frank was always very involved in his community and his church, serving as a teacher/principal/board member at various schools, a board member of the USO of Washington, an interviewer for USNA candidates, and other roles. He continued golfing into his 80s, at Congressional Country Club (Potomac, Md) where he was a longtime member. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 December at 11 am at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 9200 Kentsdale Drive, Potomac MD. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetary at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the USO of Metropolitan Wash-Balt (metro.uso.org).

Services

10 December

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am

Our Lady of Mercy

9200 Kentsdale Dr
Potomac, Maryland 20854

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John Crossin

December 8, 2019

Frank was a good person to have a little discussion with on a whole variety of topics.

I will offer mass for the repose of his soul and keep Judy and all family members in prayer.

John W. Crossin osfs

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