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Thomas "Bumpa" Ostrander

Obituary for Thomas "Bumpa" Ostrander

June 22, 1949 - May 18, 2019
Lorain, Ohio | Age 69

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend of Many


Thomas Ostrander (affectionately know to many as "Bumpa") of Lorain, passed away suddenly on Saturday May 18, 2019. He was born in Elmira New York on June 22, 1949, the son of Llewellyn and Mary Ostrander, both deceased. At the time of his passing Tom was the Northern Ohio Sales and Market Manager for 84 Lumber, a career that he embraced diligently and excelled in. He was also a very active member of the North Coast BIA, Cleveland HBA, Ohio HBA and an Associate of the Fraternal Order of Police. Outside of his professional life, Tom enjoyed being "Mr. Fix-It" for anyone that needed a hand. He enjoyed the game of golf (depending on his score) and he found great joy watching his granddaughters excel in soccer and just being with his family. However, with all of his many talents and his extraordinary patience to be a mentor to so many Tom was never able to master the art of cooking and frankly gave up trying.

He is survived by the loves of his life, Laurene (nee Spallone), his sons Todd (Brenda), Thomas II/Tommy (Kellee) and his adored grandchildren, Cannon, Kendall (KJ), and Haylee, siblings Lee, Larry, Davey and Debby. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sisters Laurie and Kimmy, brother Teddy and his beloved in-laws Lena and Frank Spallone.

Everyone that had the privilege of knowing Tom saw that he lived his life as a kind and gentle soul always steadfast in the caring and thoughtfulness he bestowed on others. He was a true gentleman and role model to his children and his co-workers and his presence in our lives will be forever missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Busch Funeral Home, 32000 Detroit Rd, Avon on Saturday June 15. The family will receive guests from 12-2:30pm and services will begin immediately following at the funeral home. Interment will be private. Tom was an organ donor, unselfishly giving of himself even in death. In lieu of flowers he and the family would suggest any memorial contributions to be forwarded to Second Harvest Food Bank, 5510 Baumhart Rd, Lorain, Ohio 44053; St. Jude's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004 or online at

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Second Harvest Food Bank
    5510 Baumhart Rd.
    Lorain, OH 44053
  • St. Jude's Research Hospital
    262 Danny Thomas Place
    Memphis, TN 38105

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Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

32000 Detroit Road
Avon, OH 44011
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