Anthony Ostrowski, of Somerset, passed away Monday, April 10th, at Parker at Somerset. He was 83.
Born in Perth Amboy, he lived in Edison for most of his life moving to Somerset 8 years ago.
He worked as a Technician Representative for 25 years with Asea Brown Boveri, North Brunswick retiring many years ago.
Anthony was a member of the American Federation of Musicians Local #373 for many years, the Cloverleaf String Band of Perth Amboy, the Aqua String Band and the Polish American String Band both of Philadelphia. Anthony was an accomplished pedal steel guitar player who backed up many country legends such as Faron Young, Charley Pride and Waylon Jennings under the stage name ‘Tony Richards’.
He was predeceased by his parents Anthony and Alice Ostrowski, and his wife Bernice (Martin) Ostrowski.
He is survived by his daughter & son-in-law, Theresa & Paul Holstein; 4 grandchildren, Ashley and Martin Sofronski and Casey and Russell Grimm; 2 great-grandchildren, Mia and Sofia Sofronski; and sister, Lillian Wagenhoffer. Anthony loved his family and was known as everyone’s “Favorite Poppy”.
A funeral mass will be offered on Saturday April 15th, 2023 at 9:30am in St. Matthais Church, Somerset. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Burial Park, Jamesburg.
Visitation will be on Friday, April 14th 2023 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in The GLEASON FUNERAL HOME, 1360 Hamilton Street, Somerset, NJ.