James A. Oste, 88, of Falconer, passed away Friday (Sept. 7, 2012), in WCA Hospital.
A lifelong area resident, he was born Aug. 4, 1924, in Jamestown, the son of the late Paul and Hazel Crandall Oste.
James was a graduate of Falconer High School, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II from 1943 to 1946 aboard the USS Saratoga.
James A. Oste
He was employed by Monitor Furniture for 37 years and prior to retirement was employed by Jamestown Sterling for 12 years.
James was a 50-year member of the Falconer Volunteer Fire Department having served as secretary for 27 years and was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church having served as Sunday school superintendent, church council member, property committee chairman and church choir. He was also a member of the Falconer Lions Club, Ingjald Lodge 65, Independent Order Of Vikings, Henry Mosher Post 638, American Legion, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club and Jamestown Audubon Society.
Surviving are his wife, Beverly Ostrander Olson Oste, whom he married July 31, 2004, in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Falconer; his son, Wayne (Christine) Oste of Jamestown; his daughter, Christine Lyon of Tarboro, N.C.; five grandchildren: Carrie (Stephen) Potter of Tarboro, N.C., Kirk (Kristi) Lyon of Lakewood, Jay (Lauren) Oste and Leasen (Matthew) Robinson, all of Jamestown, and Jessica Oste of Butler, Pa.; six great-grandchildren: Lydia, Annalise and Emmeline James Potter, Drew and Ty Oste, Kole Lyon; his brother, George (Sylvia) Oste of Jamestown; his extended family: Gary (Anne) Olson of Ashville, Craig Olson of Ormond Beach, Fla., Jenifer Olson of Oviedo, Fla.; and extended granddaughters: Nicole Velazquez and Erica (Brendon) Carter.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Darlene E. Carlson Oste, whom he married Sept. 16, 1947, and who died Feb. 9, 2000.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Falconer. The Rev. Timothy J. Hoyer, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Falconer.
Friends will be received by the family from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Falcon-er Funeral Home.
Memorials may be donated to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Falconer Volunteer Fire Department or the Falconer Lions Club.
Visit our website at www.falconerfuneralhome.net to light a candle in remembrance.