Friday, September 25, 2009
Jeremy Paul Ostrowski, 33, of Farmington died at home on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, winning his battle with sarcoma cancer.
He was born Dec. 5, 1975, in Bull Shoals, the son of Claude A. Mills and Diane M. Ostrowski-Mills.
Jeremy was employed by the city of Fayetteville for eight years. He attended Shiloh Christian School, Springdale, K-3, and graduated from Fayetteville Public Schools, where he played the trumpet in the junior high and high school orchestras and marching bands. He was honored in “Who’s Who Among American High School Students” 1993-1994 and 1994-1995 editions and won numerous awards while competing on the Young America Bowling Alliance league. He graduated from Northwest Technical Institute in 1996 with a degree in architectural drafting technology, attended classes at NorthWest Arkansas Community College and received his degree in civil engineering at the University of Arkansas. He was an avid soccer player on the Springdale Adult League.
He loved playing golf, bowling, riding his motorcycle, cheering for the Razorbacks and was a true fan of the Chicago Cubs. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville.
He married Sharon McCourt of Topeka, Kan., on May 13, 2000. She survives of the home.
He is also survived by his parents; and his sisters, Amber Mills, Heather Parsons, Becke Ferrell and Sarah and her husband Mike Thompson, all of Springdale, and Jaime Ostrowski-Witzsche of Fayetteville; as well as grandparents, Thad and Marilyn Ostrowski of Little Rock, Earl and Loretta Witzsche of Meadows Place, Texas, Ree Mills of Springdale, and Joe and Alberta Vernola of Winnebago, Ill.
Jeremy leaves a legacy of grace and determination in living with sarcoma cancer since 2000.
A service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville with committal in the St. Paul’s columbarium with the Revs. Lowell Grisham and Suzanne Stoner officiating.
Memorials can be made to The Road to Recovery Fund, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Attn: Sarcoma Clinic, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030; to the American Cancer Society; or to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Healing Touch Ministry, P.O. Box 1190, Fayetteville AR 72702.