William Ostrander

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, July 13, 2018
C.H. Landers, Inc. Funeral Chapel, Sidney, NY
21 Main St. P.O. Box 2086
Sidney, New York, United States

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Masonville Federated Church
State Route 206
Masonville, New York, United States


12:00 pm
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Masonville Cemetery
Pine Hill Road
Masonville, New York, United States

Obituary of William L. Ostrander

William L. Ostrander

Sidney, NY


William L. Ostrander, 84, passed away on July 7, 2018 after a short illness. He was born on May 5, 1934 in Bainbridge NY, son of the late Carroll and Elva (Seeley) Ostrander.


He was a graduate of Sidney High School and a longtime employee of the US Postal Service in Sidney before his retirement.

He married Kaveda (Blakeslee) Ostrander in 1956 in Masonville. They shared 52 years of marriage before she predeceased him in 2008. In 2012, he married Nora Cole Ostrander in Bainbridge.


Bill was a special man. He made friends easily and would joyfully talk to anyone. He was a devoted husband and family man who kept his sense of humor to the very end. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed raising livestock His favorite animals were dairy goats, horses, Scottish Highland cattle and his many faithful dogs, most recently his little companion, Jenny.


He is survived by his wife, Nora; four children: Robert and Carole Ostrander, Karen and Neal Cummings, Heidi and Russell Ruff and Maria and Joe Roosa; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; three stepchildren: Debra and Fred Smith, David and Paula Cole and Donna and Robert Decker; 5 step grandchildren and 7 step great-grandchildren. Also survived by his sisters Beverly and Bob Petley and Jane and Pete Mckee

Bill is predeceased by his brothers Alan and John, and by step grandson Jeremiah Ostrander.

Friends are invited to call from 4:00-7:00pm on Friday, July 13, 2018 at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney. A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, July 14th at the Masonville Federated Church. Burial will follow in Masonville Cemetery, Masonville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bill's memory may be directed to the Masonville Federated Church. 


Share condolences with the family online at www.landersfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.

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