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Lansing Funeral Home
Wednesday December 12th, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Mary L. Ostrander

Mary L. Ostrander, 57, of Freeville, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, following a courageous battle with breast cancer.  Born in Cortland, NY, she was the daughter of Marvin and Marian Beckley Ostrander.  Mary was a 1979 graduate of Lansing High School and worked at Vanguard Printing in Freeville until their closing.

Mary loved her family and always had a smile on her face, even in her final days.  She had a huge heart and was extremely giving.  As a final gift, Mary donated her corneas to be used by someone in need.  In her free time, Mary liked the thrill of the hunt for a bargain and also enjoyed reading—especially romance and mystery.

In addition to her parents, Mary is survived by her son, Scott Ostrander; siblings, Harold (Kathy) Ostrander, Janice (Bruce) Deigl, JoAnne (Robert) Payne, Ronald (Tammy) Ostrander, and Barbara (BJ) Stamp; special cousins, Pam and Bob Mayberry; dear friend, Margery Lipenski-Graham; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends are invited to calling hours on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY 14882.  Burial will take place at a later date in North Lansing Cemetery.

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I am so sorry to find out about Mary's passing I had no idea. Scott you have to be out of high school by now the last time I seen you and your Mom was when I got married in April of 2003.time has gone by so fast.have thought of you guys often .My god bless you.I took care of you when you were 3-4 yrs. old if I remember correctly Cindy 607-221-3534.If you ever want to talk and catch up .I would love to hear how you are doing and what you are up to..Cindy

Cindy Caughey Mar 12 2019 12:00 AM

Sctt, so sorry to read of Mary's passing. Please call me so we can talk.

Carol Stauffeneker Dec 29 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry, I think I forgot to give you my phone number. 864-444-7802. Again, so sorry to read of Mary's passing.

Carol Stauffeneker Dec 29 2018 12:00 AM

Although I havent seen Mary Lou since we were essentially kids she has left an imprint on my heart. My deepest condolences to all who loved her particularly her family and son Scott. All of the comments- kind, caring, smile, laugh...they are exactly as I remember her. May you all find strength, healing, comfort and peace in each other and in the memories and essence of Marys love.

Lisa Grimm Campbell Dec 12 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Ostrander

Lori Dempsey Dec 11 2018 12:00 AM

Scott..Im so sorry to hear about your Mom. If there's anything you need. Im here. Love ya.

Pennie Myers Dec 11 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Ostrander

Patti FitzPatrick Chierchio Dec 11 2018 12:00 AM

I know you will be watching down on us... We will try to be good. You were a wonderful person. We will try to follow your example on life. Now that you are sitting at the right hand of GOD. I know you appreciate that.. We love you Mary. and we know you cared so much all your family and friends. God will wrap his arms around you now and guide you. Loved you Mary...Take care now. I will be watching for that new special star In the sky....I will know it is you.. Charlie.

Charlie Bluff Dec 10 2018 12:00 AM

Heaven received an amazing woman as their newest angel. I am so thankful we rekindled our cousinship the past several years. We shared stories about growing up and playing at the farm thathad us laughing until we cried.
The stories ofone's life are written in how we've loved, the day-to-day things and how we tough each other's heart. Mary touched many hearts with her contagious laugh that brighten the whole room. She loved her friends and family unconditionally. You will be missed by many!

Rose Daniels Dec 10 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Ostrander

Pamela Mayberry Dec 10 2018 12:00 AM

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