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Obituary: Alice Olive Ostrander

Written By Editor on 10/31/20 | 10/31/20

Alice Olive Ostrander, 101, also known as “LaLa” or “Lummy”, of Howes Cave, NY passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 14th, 2020, with her family by her side. Alice was born on April 3rd, 1919 in Catskill, NY to William J. and Agnes M. (Stromaier) Shufelt. She graduated in 1937 from Catskill High School. After graduating she was a secretary for a few years before meeting her husband Lawrence Ostrander. They married on May 29th, 1939.

            Once married they moved to Windham, NY where Alice ran the Wyndham Country Club Pro Shop while her husband was a member of the PGA and taught golf for several decades. Her family built the Pro Den, which is now the Vesuvio restaurant. Once they both retired their time was split between West Palm Beach, FL and the family’s dairy farm in Howes Cave, NY. Her husband predeceased her on October 13th, 1995. After his passing Alice spent several years as a homemaker and being cared for by both daughters. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family. Anyone that knew her knew she was a kind hearted and gentle soul.

            Alice is survived by her daughter, Alice “Irene” Sutch (Horst Prenha); grandchildren Lawrence (Debra) Sherman, Scott Sherman, Heather Sherman, and Joel (Debbie) Sutch; great grandchildren Melissa Keys, Christopher (Samantha) Sherman, Ryan (Sarah) Sherman, Kaitlyn Sherman, Sean Sherman, Sarah Belden (Nicholas Righi), Cody Ganson, Calob Ganson, Connor Ganson, Gerald Sutch, Naomi Sutch, Joelene Sutch; and great great grandchildren Peyton Sherman, Jacob Sutch, Ella Sherman, Adelyn Sutch, Julia Keys, Tala Sherman, Issac Sutch, Emmitt Sherman, Carter Sherman, Evelyn Sherman, and Isabel Sutch.  In addition to her husband, Alice was also predeceased by her daughter, Nancy McQueen Sherman, on March 9th, 2013.

            A period of visitation will be held at Langan Funeral Home, 327 Main Street, Schoharie, NY on Monday October 26th, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A private burial will be held at a later date at Jefferson Heights Cemetery in Catskill, NY. In lieu of flowers, Alice’s family has requested donation be made to the Schoharie United Presbyterian Church, PO Box 340, Schoharie, NY 12122.

The Langan Funeral Home of Schoharie and the Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home of Cobleskill are assisting the Ostrander family. 
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