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Joseph Ostrowski, Jr.

January 10, 1956 ~ March 28, 2021 (age 65)


Joseph Ostrowski, Jr., age 65, of Erie, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital.  He was born in Erie on January 10, 1956 to the late Joseph Ostrowski, Sr. and Donna (Lasky) Ostrowski Mikolajczyk.

Joseph worked as a welder and laborer for Waste Management and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and watching TV.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his brother, Jesse Ostrowski.

Joseph will be remembered by his daughter Tiffany Phelps of Springfield, PA, companion of 16 years Kimberly Rearic, brothers Julius Ostrowski of Girard and Walter Mikolajczyk (Pauline) of Erie, sister Audrey Mikolajczyk of Erie, nephews Danny Torres and Matthew Silka, niece Priscilla Torres, cousins Laura Kenelly and Gary Kenelly, and aunt Jackie Lasky.

In keeping with his wishes, no services will be held and burial will be private in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 E. 33rd St. New York, NY 10016 or to the American Diabetes Association PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.

Arrangements are being handled by Edward J.  Garr Funeral Home, 459 E. 12th St. Erie, PA 16503.  Condolence may be made to the family at

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