Allan Morton Ostrow, 76, a former guidance counselor in the Montgomery County schools, died Aug. 2 of heart disease at his
home in Rockville.
Mr. Ostrow began his education career as a history teacher at Rockville's old Broome Junior High School in the 1950s. He later
became a guidance counselor at Montgomery Hills Junior High School in Silver Spring and then spent many years as a
counselor at Robert Frost Middle School in Rockville, from which he retired in 1984.
He also spent more than 20 years organizing and managing a club for teens supervised by the city of Rockville.
Mr. Ostrow was born in San Francisco and came to Washington when he was 10. He was a graduate of the old Central High
School and the former Wilson Teachers College. He received a master's degree in education from the University of Maryland in
1956. He served in the Army from 1953 to 1955.
He was a member of the Twinbrook Citizens' Association. He enjoyed boating, and he was a licensed pilot who owned a vintage
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Margaret Ostrow of Rockville; four children, Linda Lichtenberg of Asheville, N.C., Sharon
Kenneweg of Poolesville, Robin Tilford of Sykesville, Md., and Gary Ostrow of Mount Airy; 10 grandchildren; and a
-- Matt Schudel