Jack Dietrich (1924-2018)
Wilson Jack Dietrich died July 19, 2018, in Wilmington, North Carolina, surrounded by his three daughters.
He was born Dec. 28, 1924, in Philadelphia, but his formative years were spent in Nelsonville and Cold Spring. He was a longtime member of the Cold Spring Baptist Church and worked with his father at Dietrich Electric and then as his own at W.J. Dietrich Electric. He married Anita Tarantino on July 10, 1949.
In the early years of their marriage, Jack was a member of the C&P Orchestra, playing the stand-up bass. He loved music from the 1940s. While serving during World War II, he was a member of the U.S. Army Band, which played all across Europe.
When the war ended, he was assigned to the 107 AGF Band to play at the service in Malmedy, Belgium, where General Dwight D. Eisenhower was in attendance. This came to be known as “the first Memorial Day in Europe. During those years he played the slide trombone. He loved Glenn Miller, as well as the Hudson River.
After Anita died in 2010, he married Roseann Hartman, who he had known through a mutual friend in his younger years. The couple traveled and sang the old songs together while holding hands.
Besides his wife, Jack is survived by his daughters: Christine Lilly (Thomas), Susan Oelslager (Richard) and Marylou Molina (Robert); six grandchildren: Matthew Oelslager, Kathlene Brown (Joshua), Amanda Rainey (Corey), Robert Oelslager (Kasey), Travis Lilly (Jessica), and Steven Lilly; and five great-grandchildren: Jackson, Aria, Marcus (Brown), Royce Rainey and Lydia Oelslager; a sister, Louise Baxter of St. Petersburg, Florida; a nephew, Martin Leader; and a niece, Cathy Costello (Thomas).
Visitation will be held at Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrott St., in Cold Spring at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, with a funeral service to follow at noon at the funeral home. Internment will take place at Cold Spring Cemetery with military honors. Memorial donations may be made to the VFW.
Sandra Ostrow (1946-2018)
Sandra L. Ostrow, 71, of Cold Spring, and formerly of Staten Island, died July 22, 2018.
Born July 23, 1946, on Staten Island, she was the daughter of Adolph and Clara (Earnst) Becker. Sandra was a retired purchasing agent for Bayley Seton Hospital on Staten Island before her retirement. She married Eugene Ostrow Jr., who died in 2012.
Sandra enjoyed crocheting, visiting lighthouses, her teddy bear collections and playing Legos with her grandsons.
She is survived by her sons, Eugene Ostrow III (Jennifer) of Cold Spring and Thomas Ostrow of Long Island City, and her grandchildren, Jacob Medoff-Ostrow and Alexander Ostrow. She also is survived by a sister, Judith O’Donovan (Jeremiah) of Pompano Beach, Florida, and her nieces, Karen Kavanaugh, Kathleen O’Donovan, Erin Kavanaugh, Rachel O’Donovan and Amanda O’Donovan.
Friends may call on Monday, July 30, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrott St., in Cold Spring. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on July 31 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Loretto, with interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Queens.