Obituary of Emil Ostrowski
Emil Ostrowski, 91, of Glastonbury died peacefully at home on December 31, 2023 with his wife, Susan, by his side. Born on May 14, 1932 in New Britain, CT, he graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 1954 and received his Master’s in Education from the University of Hartford in 1958. Emil proudly served in the United States Army and loved to share stories about his days at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Upon leaving the Army, he began his 35 year career as a teacher and administrator at Manchester High School and Manchester Community College. He was a dedicated and passionate teacher and in 1977, was honored as Educator of the Year by the Hartford Chapter of the Administrative Management Society. In 1960, Emil married Susan Kelly of Hartford who was by his side every day for the next 63 years. The two of them shared a rich life together in Vernon where they raised their three children, John (Linda) of Knoxville, TN, Mark (Janey) of Glastonbury and Kim Piela (Chris) of Rye, New Hampshire. Emil retired from the Manchester Public Schools in 1992 and shortly thereafter began his second career as grandfather to Jack, Matt and Julia of Glastonbury, Corey and Connor of Knoxville and Stella and Aidan of Rye. In his retirement, he also enjoyed gardening, golfing, cooking, cheering for the UConn Huskies and playing cards with his long-time friends from New Britain. Emil leaves many nieces, nephews and close family friends whom he enjoyed spending time with over the years. The family would like to express gratitude to his dedicated caregiver, Abraham Bampoe. Calling hours will be at Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury on Thursday, January 4th from 9:30 to 10:30 am. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Ss. Isidore and Maria Parish in St. Augustine Church, 55 Hopewell Road, South Glastonbury, CT at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the International Essential Tremors Foundation, PO Box 14005 Lenexa, Kansas 66285-4005, or https://essentialtremor.org. For online condolences, please visit www.mulryanfh.com.