Richard F. Ostroski, known by all as “Big O”, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Friday, July 9, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Jersey City, he resided in Bayonne for the past 55 years. Before his retirement 20 years ago he worked as a mail handler for the USPS Dominick V. Daniels Processing and Distribution Center in Kearny, NJ, a position he held for 36 years.
With a love for the outdoors, Big O enjoyed taking rides on his green Yamaha Road Star Motorcycle and occasional road trips with his longtime friends. He savored times spent with his family and took immense joy teaching his children how to master the art of fishing. Big O's legacy will remain ever-present in the lives of those who were lucky enough to have known him and his legacy will live on in their hearts.
Loving son of the late Matthew and Mary (nee: Przekoposki) Ostroski. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Barbara Ostroski and husband Dean, three sons, Richard M. Ostroski and wife Janice, Peter Ostroski, and Michael Ostroski and wife Amy, his former wife, Barbara Ostroski; one sister, Victoria Neaher, one brother, Edward Ostroski and wife Rose, seven adored grandchildren, Katelynn, Cheyanne, Lucas, Owen, DeAngelo, Nick, and Alexis, and his loyal canine buddy, Teebo. He was also the cousin of the late Delores Gelato, who was like a sister.
A memorial gathering will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, July 16, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., with a Catholic prayer service celebrated by Fr. Lukasz Kleczka of St. John Paul II Parish at 7:15 pm.
Cremation was privately held at Rosehill Crematory in Linden, NJ.
His Journey’s Just Begun
Don’t think of him as gone away,
His journey’s just begun,
life holds so many facets,
this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting,
from the sorrows and the tears,
in a place of warmth and comfort,
where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing,
that we could know today,
how nothing but our sadness,
can really pass away.
And think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched...
for nothing loved is ever lost...
and he was loved so much!
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