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Joseph Ostrega Jr.

June 12, 1966 — February 7, 2024

Joseph Ostrega Jr., left a lasting impact on the lives of his loved ones and colleagues. Born on June 12, 1966, Joseph's journey reached its end on February 7, 2024. He will be remembered for his dedication to his work, his kind soul, and his various hobbies and interests.

Joseph's professional accomplishments as a Mechanical Engineer were a testament to his sharp intellect and unwavering determination.

Beyond his professional achievements, Joseph will be most fondly remembered for the love and kindness he extended to his family and friends. As a loving son, he brought immense joy to his parents, Mary Ostrega and Joseph Ostrega Sr. His sister Christine Altemus and brother David Ostrega were fortunate to have shared their lives with such an incredible sibling. Joseph also leaves behind his beloved daughter Madison Ostrega.

Joseph was adored by all who had the privilege of knowing him. His warm and gentle personality touched the hearts of many.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Joseph had a wide range of hobbies and interests that brought him great joy. He was a proud member of the Starved Rock Yacht Club, where he found solace on the open waters. Boating and fishing were among Joseph's favorite activities; they allowed him to escape from the stresses of daily life while reconnecting with nature.

Maintaining good health and fitness was another priority in Joseph's life. He recognized the importance of taking care of his physical well-being and enjoyed engaging in various fitness activities. When he wasn't working up a sweat, Joseph could be found indulging in his passion for barbecuing and sharing a cold beer with friends and family. The memories created during those relaxed gatherings will forever hold a place in the hearts of those who shared them.

As we mourn the loss of Joseph, let us also solace in celebrating the beautiful life he led and the memories that will forever remain in our hearts.

Joseph is survived by his mother Mary Ostrega, father Joseph Ostrega Sr., sister Christine (John) Altemus, brother David (Rebecca) Ostrega, daughter Madison Ostrega, nieces and nephews Kate, Johnny, Julia, and Jake. Let us remember Joseph not only for his professional accomplishments but also for the joy he brought into our lives. May his soul rest in eternal peace.


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