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Charles "Larry" L. Osterman

September 11, 1932 ~ May 3, 2019 (age 86)
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Charles Lawrence (“Larry”) Osterman, beloved husband and

father, passed away in Columbia, Maryland, on May 3, 2019, at

the age of 86.

Mr. Osterman was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 11,

1932, to George A. and Kathryn Muth Osterman. He graduated

from Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore, and served in

the United States Coast Guard, based in Ocean City, MD. After

his service, Larry was employed at St. Mary’s School and Church

in Rockville, Maryland, until he joined his wife, June, to repair

sewing machines and operate J&L Sewing Shoppe in Ellicott City,


Larry was well known for his ability to repair anything. He liked

to tell a story of meeting the love of his life, June, when he found

her car broken down on the side of the road and stopped to repair

it. After their marriage in 1953, June and Larry made their home

in Montgomery County, Maryland (Garrett Park Estates & Olney)

until 1968, when they moved to Glenwood in Howard County.

There, they expanded their stable of horses, an orchard, and their

garden. At times, they also raised chickens, bunnies, and a family

of bichon frise puppies.

Through the years, Larry had a number of hobbies, including

woodworking, ham radio operating, motor boating, eating sweets,

and monitoring police scanners and emergency calls. Larry

enjoyed yearly vacations to Ocean City with his wife and children,

where he tried to get rid of the “farmer’s tan” his short-sleeved

work shirts had left. Larry and June also enjoyed trips to Greece,

Switzerland, and Martinique.

After retiring, the Ostermans moved to Bethany Beach and then

to Bridgeville, Delaware. Prior to retirement, Larry was a

member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Ellicott City and the

Glenwood Lion’s Club.

Larry is predeceased by his loving wife, June Robertson Osterman

(2/28/10), his eldest son, Charles Alan Osterman (2/14/77), and his

four brothers, George, William, Jack, and Richard. He is survived

by two of his children, Terry Osterman Stevenson (Chris), of San

Diego, CA; and Jamie Osterman (Lori), of Laurel, MD, as well as

grandchildren Nicholas, Matthew, and Andrew Osterman of

Laurel, MD; Jenna Stevenson of Los Angeles, CA; Claire

Stevenson of Denver, CO; Danny Stevenson of San Diego, CA;

Dana Richards (John) of Tucson, AZ; and Kelly Barrett of

Silverthorne, CO; and great-grandchildren Adalynn and Josephine Richards

and Pierce and Brynn Barrett.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in

Ellicott City on May 18, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment

at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens in Marriottsville. In lieu of

flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Osterman can be made to

Gilchrist Hospice @

Donations may be made to:

Gilchrist Cares
11311 McCormick Rd #350, Hunt Valley MD 21031
Tel: 1-888-823-8880

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