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Donald C. Ostberg

June 5, 1926 ~ October 20, 2019 (age 93)


Donald Carl Ostberg, 93, of Tucson, AZ passed away on October 20, 2019. He was born in Worcester MA and moved to Manchester CT where he spent the next 40 years before moving to Tucson AZ in 1996. Prior to his retirement in 1986 he had worked for Burroughs Corp and then Unisys.  Donald was very proud of being a plank owner (a member of the crew when a ship first sails) of USS Vesole DD 878 a Gearing-class destroyer, during WWII during the campaign in the pacific. He enjoyed Bowling, golf, playing cards at the Army Navy Club and coin collecting. He was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and upon moving to Arizona a Diamondback and Cardinal fan. He was predeceased by his parents Elmer and Leila (Jaynes); his wife of 49 years, Phyllis (Lonergan) in 1999 and his brother Elmer in 2005. He leaves behind his two son,  Jeffrey and his wife Jenny of Cherryfield, ME and Robert of Tucson AZ;  six grandchildren, Daniel and Amanda of Maine, Jason and his wife Pam of FL, Matthew and his wife Claudia of AZ, Ryan and his wife Sarah of AZ and Timothy and his wife Heather of Italy. He also leaves behind four great grandchildren Eli, Logan, Lincoln and Benjamin; and nephew Richard and nieces Judy and Karen. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to: Wounded Warrior Project P.O. BOX 758517 Topeka, KS 66675, or charity of one’s choice. The family will receive friends and relatives from 5-7:00PM on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. A graveside service will be held at East Cemetery on Wednesday October 30, 2019 at 10:00AM. Please sign the online guestbook at

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Calling Hours
October 29, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Manchester Funeral Home
142 East Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040

Graveside Service
October 30, 2019

10:00 AM
East Cemetery, Manchester
240 East Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040

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