Obituary of Madeline McArthur Ostrowski
Madeline (Maddie) McArthur Ostrowski died peacefully surrounded by her family on June 2, 2021 at Marywood Heights, Scranton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Ostrowski, in 2015. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Leigh Howard McArthur, in 1983. The youngest of 14 children and the last surviving of her siblings, Maddie was born in Doylestown, PA to the late Mahlon and Annie (Strauss) Swartley. Prior to her retirement, she was a bakery and restaurant owner and operator. Most recently she ran The Sandwich Barn in Newfoundland and The Cottage at Indian Rocks in Ledgedale. Always active in her community, she had been a member and past treasurer of Hope Lutheran Church in Port Charlotte, FL and had been a member of the Lions Club in Newfoundland as well as Englewood, FL. She had been a resident of Wesley Village in Pittson prior to moving to Marywood Heights. Maddie was a beloved Mom, Grandmom and Great Grandmom whose family treasured every moment they were able to spend together. Surviving are her children: Wendy Miller and her husband Ron, Tammy McHale and her husband Jim, and John McArthur; her six grandchildren: Henry and his wife Molli, James and his wife Kimberly, Travis, Nathaniel and Eli; and her three great grandchildren: Henry, Leah and Shaymus. She was also preceded in death by her grandson Brice. A Celebration of Maddie’s Life will be held at Nazareth Hall, Marywood University on Sunday, June 13th, at 1 PM followed by a luncheon. Family and friends are welcome. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Sisters of IHM (Immaculate Heart of Mary), Scranton, PA at http://www.sistersofihm.org/what-you-can-do/donations-support/donate-now.html or to the American Cancer Society at https://donate3.cancer.org.
Celebration of Life
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Nazareth Hall at Marywood University
2300 Adams Ave.
Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States