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Harold M. Ostrow

Death Date: March 10, 2019

Harold M. Ostrow, loving husband of 70 years of Lenore, father of Ellen and Steven Ostrow, father-in-law of Ron Kimball, grandfather of Matt, Juno and Angela, and great grandfather of Jacob and Ashley, passed away on March 10, 2019.  After retiring from a career as an executive in the textile industry in NYC and co-owner of a much-loved ice cream parlor in Manhattan, he began a second career in public service in Palm Beach County.  Known as “Mr. Civic,” he created the non-partisan Voters’ Coalition of Palm Beach County, served on the Palm Beach County Finance Authority and the Judicial Nominating Commission, and the Solid Waste Authority Citizen’s Advisory Committee, and was Chairman of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County.  During his years of service, he worked to create the School Health and Behavioral Health Programs of Palm Beach County, providing needed health services to 170,000 students per year.  He also initiated a new era of life-saving care for the Palm Beach County’s Trauma System by signing a contract with Sikorsky Aircraft for two state-of-the-art Trauma Hawk Aero Medical  Helicopters, which served more than 3000 residents.
Chapel Service
March 14, 2019
10:15 am
Beth Israel Memorial Chapel - Delray Beach
5808 W. Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33484
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