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Miss Betty J. Hill
Plans Marriage

   Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hill of 111 Charing 5d., Dewitt, announce the engagement of their daughter Miss Betty J. Hill, to Harry V. Ostrander, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Ostrander of 14 Dewitt rd., Dewitt,.  no date has been set for the wedding.
   Miss Hill is a graduate of Fayetteville high school and Central City Business institute.
   Mr.. Ostrander, also a graduate of Fayetteville high school, was discharged after three years service in the 101st parachute regiment of the 101st airborne division.  He is attending Syracuse University.

[The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY, Sunday, March 17, 1`946, Page 33]

Harry V. Ostrander, 83, of 2484 Co. Rt. #26, Parish, died July 26, 2007, from complications from an aortic aneurysm. He was born in Willsboro, PA, and had lived in Parish, Baldwinsville and Port St. Lucie, FL, before moving back to Parish. He graduated from Fayetteville High School.

He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the 101st Airborne, 506th Infantry Division. He received the Bronze Star Medal, the Distinguished Unit Badge with one oak leaf cluster, the Purple Heart with two oak leaf clusters and others.

He had an illustrious sales career, owning two hardware stores, and finally retired from Campbell's Dept. Store in Oswego. He was an avid sportsman, bowler and loved to play a variety of card games.

He was predeceased by the love of his life, Betty Jeanne Hill Ostrander, on January 19, 2007, after 60 years of marriage. He is survived by a daughter, Sharon H. (David) Clement of Baldwinsville; a son, Harry V. (Brenda) Ostrander of Parish; two brothers, Glenn C. (Linda) Ostrander of South Salem, NY, and Vance (Caroline) Ostrander of Syracuse, NY; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will miss him dearly.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Harter Funeral Home, 2983 W. Main St., Parish. Calling hours will be Monday, July 30, 2007, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will immediately follow the funeral services.

(courtesy of Diane Lambert)

Grave marker for Harry V. Ostrander in Section 56, Plot 209 of the Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse (Onondaga county), New York.

Harry enlisted in the Army on 15 September 1942 in Syracuse, NY.

Initially assigned to Company C, 508th, he was later transferred to Company F, 506th PIR.  He jumped into Normandy and served throughout WWII with that unit.

His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster.






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