The regular sessions of the Rensselaer County Legislature are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in:

Legislative Chambers, Third Floor
Majority Office
Rensselaer County Government Center
1600 7th Avenue
Troy, New York 12180

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Thomas S. Ostrowski December 2021 Honor A Deceased Veteran

December 13, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am


Thomas “Tom” Stanley Ostrowski was born on April, 7 1943 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Frances Ostarch Ostrowski and Bruno Ostrowski, and was the brother of the late Barbara Ostarch Rothrock.

Tom was raised in Catskill, New York, where he graduated from St. Patrick’s Elementary and High School before moving to Troy, New York. He also went on to graduate from Hudson Valley Community College and the College of St. Rose, earning a degree in business and computer.

Tom enlisted in the United States Navy on October 11, 1966 in Buffalo, New York, serving with the rank of petty officer second class as a draftsman. For his service, Tom was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon. He was honorably discharged from the Navy on July 1, 1970.

On May 24, 1969, Tom married his wife, Susan Ann Mangione at Sacred Heart Church in Troy, New York. He is the beloved father of Kristen Ostrowski Caird, Stephanie Ostrowski and Thomas J. Ostrowski, grandfather to Abbilyn, Natalie, Emily and Teegen and also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Tom was employed by General Electric in the large stream turbine division as an engineer draftsman for 32 years.

Tom was an active member of the community. He was a member of Trout Unlimited Home Waters Chapter, Early Engine Club of Schaghticoke, Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing Instructor, and was a Sacred Heart communicant, usher, money counter and helped with bingo. Tom was an avid fisherman, fly tyer, photographer, woodworker, bird house maker, and the greatest grandfather.

Sadly, on October 1, 2018 Tom passed away.

Honor A Deceased Veteran Ceremony will be held in the Legislative Chambers of the Rensselaer County Legislature.

For questions or application information, please contact the Legislature at 518-270-2880.



December 13, 2021
8:30 am - 9:00 am
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We also have a Public Forum night; this is a great opportunity for the Public to make comments to the full Legislative Body. It is held on the Wednesday of the week preceding our regular monthly meeting in Chambers beginning at 6:00 p.m.

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