Paul Charles Ostrowski

Ostrowski 11-2015Paul Charles Ostrowski, 68, died Monday, November 2 at his home in Webster, TX. He leaves his wife of 43 years, Patricia Rodgers Ostrowski, his daughter, Katherine Margaret French, son-in-law Daniel French and grandson Robert Joseph French, and his son Andrew Joseph Ostrowski.  He is also survived by his mother, Helen Ostrowski, and brothers, William  (Pat) and Joseph (Mona) Ostrowski, and several nieces and nephews.

Born January 3, 1947 to Helen Augustynowicz Ostrowski and Joseph Paul Ostrowski, he  grew up in West Wyoming, Pennsylvania, graduated from Penn State University and earned his Masters Degree in Chemistry from MIT.

He moved to Houston, Texas in 1976 and was employed by Tenneco, and then Solvay Polymers until his retirement in January, 2014.   A witty and generous man, he had a passion for road trips, science fiction, Martin guitars, Classic Rock, and Houston Texans Football.

Visitation will be at Crowder Funeral Home 111 East Medical Center Blvd, Webster, TX 77598 on Thursday, November 5th from 6-8 PM.  Funeral services will take place on Friday, November 6th at 1:30 PM at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church on 15500 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77062.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery 7801 Gulf Freeway Dickinson, TX 77539. Charitable contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association.


  1. Patty, Katie and Andrew: It is with great sadness we learned of Paul’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We will be in touch with you in the coming days. Our love to you all – Alice & Joe Rodgers

    Alice Rodgers
  2. Dear Patty an family, I am so sorry to learn of Paul’s death. Please know you are all in my prayers. Rita Marie Rodgers

    Rita Marie Rodgers
  3. Dear Ostrowski Family:

    I worked with Paul for many years at Solvay and was saddened to learn of his passing. He was a wonderful person, as you well know, and was greatly admired by all of his colleagues at Solvay.

    My deepest sympathies.

    Mike Killough
  4. My deepest condolences to the Ostrowsky Family. I worked with Paul at Solvay. Paul was a gentleman, and a pleasure to work with. He was quick with a joke and he always made me laugh. He will be missed.

    Bill Farrell

    Bill Farrell
  5. I also worked with Paul at Solvay for a few years & He was a “very nice person” & well respected. It was nice that he had some time to enjoy his retirement. My he join our colleagues who have departed this life for another & “R.I.P.” with the Lord ..!

    Eddie Niekamp
  6. Dear Ostrowski Family:

    I worked with Paul for many years at Solvay and always looked forward to his discussions about Joe Pa & Penn State football. We also shared a passion for for Star Trek adventures. I’m sad to hear of his passing and will miss his humor.

    With my deepest condolences,

    Phil Wolfe

    Phil Wolfe
  7. Like these other members of the Solvay “family”, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Earning Paul’s respect as a co-worker was one of the great accomplishments of my career. It was a pleasure to have known him.

    My heartfelt condolences to all of you.
    Karen Beatty

    Karen Beatty
  8. I am so sorry to hear Paul has moved on to his great reward. He was one of the most brilliant minds I had the great pleasure to work with in all my years with Solvay and he was the consummate team player –


    Jackson Ray

    Jackson Ray
  9. Was saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. He was always a “character” in school and was a good friend. He was in my wedding in 1976. My condolences to his family.

    Bob Nardone
  10. Condolences to the entire Ostrowski family. I remember many happy times at the Ostrowski home while growing up. Our prayers are with you all at this sad time.

    Mario Pisaneschi
  11. Miss you Paul you were the cream of the crop in Cowboy Country. West Wyoming Cowboys.

    Jimmy Dennis

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