- The Washington Times - Monday, October 30, 2006

Michael J. Ostronic, a financial reporting consultant, died of a heart attack Sept. 28 at his home in Philadelphia. He was 48.

Mr. Ostronic was born in Coronado, Calif., in 1958 and moved to Maryland in 1960.

He graduated from St. John’s College High School in the District in 1976 and received a degree in chemistry from Mount St. Mary’s College in 1980.

He received a master’s degree in accounting from Georgetown University in 1981.

After graduating from Georgetown, Mr. Ostronic worked as a public accountant with Price Waterhouse, where he was part of the staff working on the president’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control.

In 1982, he went to work on the financial reporting side of the insurance industry, beginning with Banner Life Insurance in Rockville.

Mr. Ostronic moved in 1989 to Philadelphia and worked for Reliance Insurance Co. as director of financial reporting.

When Reliance was sold, he worked with several other companies in the industry and ended up at Cigna as a director in group financial reporting.

In 2001, he began working as an independent financial reporting consultant.

Mr. Ostronic was a longtime member of the Congressional Country Club and enjoyed golf matches with family and friends followed by a social rehashing of the matches.

In the early 1980s, he and some friends began two events that became calendar fixtures for many friends and family: an early morning golf tournament, and an annual morning football game on the Washington Monument grounds that became the traditional start of Thanksgiving Day.

He also never tired of following and discussing events that occurred on the international, national, political and sports arenas.

Survivors include his parents, Judith M. and Francis J. Ostronic of Potomac; his brothers, Patrick Ostronic of Baltimore, Dr. Thomas Ostronic of Bethesda and John Ostronic of Alpharetta, Ga.; his sisters, Ellen Janus of LaGrange, Ill., Mary King of Thornton, Pa., and Judith Ostronic of the District; and his friend and companion, Katherine Cohane of New York.

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