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Jack-Ryan Ostrovsky


Marine Corps

Date of Birth:

Date of Death:

August 18, 1999

July 30, 2020

Place of Death:


Cemetery Location:

Grave site:


Not Listed

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Jack-Ryan Ostrovsky, age 20, died on July 30, 2020 in a training exercise while serving our country in the U.S. Marine Corps near San Diego, CA. 

Jack-Ryan and his fraternal twin brother Samuel were born August 18th and 21st 1999, respectively, in Bellingham and Seattle, WA to Peter and Lynn (Fischman) Ostrovsky. Jack-Ryan and his brother Sam were raised in the South Hill neighborhood, but they grew up on Washington State and Whatcom County’s trails, forests and mountains and were a product of Bellingham playgrounds and parks. From an early age Jack-Ryan was interested in military service. Jack-Ryan and Sam graduated from Sehome High School in 2018. Jack-Ryan was a patriot and he loved serving his country; you had to look no further than the American flag bandana that he wore just about everywhere he could.

Jack-Ryan was preceded in death by grandparents Jack & Arlene Fischman. He is survived by his parents, Peter and Lynn, his brother Samuel, grandparents Benjamin & Thelma Ostrovsky, step-grandmother Christine Sears, uncles and aunts John & Rose Fischman and Mary & Larry Wittnebert, and many loving relatives and friends. 

PUBLIC PROCESSION: MON. AUG. 24- You are invited to honor LCpl. Jack-Ryan Ostrovsky at any point along the procession as he arrives in Bellingham. LCpl. Ostrovsky will be escorted by a motorcade, arriving approximately at 8:30 PM on Monday, August 24. The procession will travel north on I-5 to the Sunset Drive exit 255, west on Sunset Drive, which turns in to W. Illinois Street, to Northwest Avenue, south on Northwest which turns into Elm Street, Elm Street to Broadway, south on Broadway ending at Westford Funeral Home, 1301 Broadway. You can find frequent updates of the procession’s location at Support Officers of Whatcom County’s Facebook page. Please follow the Governor’s rules for social distancing, including the use of masks. 

PRIVATE SERVICE FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS: WED. AUG. 26- There will be a private service with full military honors for family and friends at on Wednesday, August 26th at 1 PM. Please follow the Governor’s rules for social distancing, including the use of masks. For details about the Wednesday service please contact Whatcom County Support Officer Director, Kendra Cristelli at 360-739-4144. Donations may be made through WECU for “The Jack-Ryan Ostrovsky Memorial Fund” or checks may be made payable to “In the Memory of Jack-Ryan Ostrovsky” at P.O. Box 9750, Bellingham, WA 98227. Donations can also be made through Venmo account ID: Jacks-memorial-fund. You may share memories with the family at
Published by Bellingham Herald from Aug. 21 to Aug. 23, 2020.

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