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Vincent Otto Ostermeier

October 20, 1941 - September 10, 2021

Vincent Otto Ostermeier, 79, passed away at home on September 10, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born October 20, 1941, in New York City, the son of Sebastion Otto and Gertrude (Abrahamson) Ostermeier.

After attending Martin Van Buren High School in Queens, Vinnie served with the U.S. Army.  He married his best friend and high school sweetheart, Marjorie Dileo, on July 3, 1960.  They were inseparable for over 61 years, working and enjoying life together. Vinnie enjoyed playing cards with friends, dominoes with family, swimming, hunting, snowmobiling, boating, gardening, the Christmas season, time at the beach, reading, and watching Fox News.

In addition to his parents, Vinnie was predeceased by two grandchildren, Gage and Megan.  Surviving in addition to his wife, Marjorie, are his four daughters, Diana Bennett of Niskayuna, NY; Kimberly Brooks (Alan) of North Augusta, SC; Kelly Larkin (Bill) of Getzville, NY; and Teri Seilhan (Jack Craddock) of Lynchburg, VA; grandchildren Kristin Salzer (Randy), Kevin Contino (Allie), Richard Rockwell (Nicole), Thomas Contino, Nathan Contino, Jie Jie Bennett, Leah Seilhan, Nicholas Seilhan, and Lance Seilhan; and great-grandchildren Henry and Caroline Salzer.  Vinnie is also survived by many good friends, and his cat Purrcy, who had trained Vinnie well to cater to his every demand.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Centra Regional Cancer Center and Centra Hospice, especially Rebecca, Sissy, and Chester.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (themmrf.org).  Those who wish to remember Vinnie in a special way should enjoy a rum and Coke while remembering special times with him through the years.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Smith Mountain Lake is assisting the family.

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We send our love and prayers and condolences to you Margorie and the whole family. Cousin Jean

Posted by Jean & Mark Gagnon and and Kids on September 19, 2021

Condolences to you and your family Kim. Praying for comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Corretta Custis on September 18, 2021

Sorry. A loss of a parent is always tough. Being around family and sharing good memoeies and happy times past is a good way to ease the sadness. Have happy memiries.

Posted by James Trapini on September 18, 2021

Sorry. A loss of a parent is always tough. Being around family and sharing good memoeies and happy times past is a good way to ease the sadness. Have happy memiries.

Posted by James Trapini on September 18, 2021

So Very Sorry For The Passing Of Vince. Always Thought A Lot Of Him. He And Marge Were Always So Pleasant To Talk To. Miss Him And Family Here In Dolgeville, New York . Knew The Girls. Such A Good Family. Again I Am Very Sorry. (Bruce T. Lyon) >Mr.Mayor<

Posted by Bruce T Lyon on September 18, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss and I am so sad that we never had the opportunity to meet. Grateful for all pictures through the years of your wonderful family. Far away family to me. So much love to you all from Sweden. BIrgitta Lindahl (Abrahamson)

Posted by BIrgitta Lindahl on September 17, 2021

Ostermeier Family, I’m sorry to hear about “Uncle Vinny”. Being my Godfather, I wish I was able to see him more over the years. Over time, we all move to different locations and don’t stay in contact as much as we should and I feel bad for that. I’ve always had wonderful memories which started in the Little Falls/Dolgeville area for me. Going to the farm, snowmobiling, and enjoying family time. I have some great memories as a child there (one of which wasn’t so great- the BB gun to the rear window of that old car in the barn). Uncle Vinny was always so supportive of my family (Colman) and did what he could for his immediate family as well. I am proud and grateful that he was in my life. Aunt Marge , Diana, Kim, Kelly, and Teri, (and families)- I’m sorry. Please stay strong. I hope we can get together one of these days and see each other again. Time surely goes by too fast. Love, Bill(y)

Posted by Bill(y) Colman on September 16, 2021

Dear Kim, I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. I only met your dad once but I do remember him. I know how close your family is . You are fortunate to have one another to lean on. Love and hugs to you. Cheryl

Posted by Cheryl Shutts on September 16, 2021

Dear Kim, I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. I only met your dad once but I do remember him. I know how close your family is . You are fortunate to have one another to lean on. Love and hugs to you. Cheryl

Posted by Cheryl Shutts on September 16, 2021

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