Charles T. “Chap” Ostrander, 70


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Mr. Charles T. Ostrander, 70, died on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Lakeview Rehabilitation and Care Center in Wayne.

A reception of friends will be held at The Crossing Church, 222 Laurel Avenue, Livingston, on Saturday, July 31 from 9 to 11 a.m., with a service of remembrance at 11 a.m. Light refreshments will follow the service.

Born and raised in Summit, Chap was a longtime resident of Verona. He graduated from Summit High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Kean College (University) and a Master’s degree from New York University (NYU). He was a school instrumental music teacher having worked for the Clifton Board of Education and the Montclair Kimberly Academy in Upper Montclair. He also worked as computer programmer for Prudential Securities NYC.

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Chap was a member of The Crossing Church in Livingston.

He was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Ave (nee Snedeker) Ostrander and his sister, Nancy Sherrer.

Chap is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Adrienne (nee Wilcox) Ostrander; his loving children, Kirsten Cotter (Robert), Liam Ostrander and Wesley Ostrander; and his cherished grandchildren, Aria and Finn Cotter, and Rachel, Eva and Jordan McKelvey. He is also survived by his nephew, Philip Sherrer and niece, Jennifer Beirach.

In his memory donations to MusiCares, would be greatly appreciated.

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