Miriam Brown Ostrow

Published in The Washington Post on May 9, 2017


A long-time resident of the Washington, DC area, died May 6, 2017, in Bethesda, MD.

Born in Cleveland, OH to Rose and Harry Brown, she grew up in Washington, DC, graduated
Wilson High School (1942) and later lived in Silver Spring and Bethesda, MD. She attended
Beaver College in Glenside, PA, worked for a food broker for many years and, after marrying
her high-school sweetheart Bernard Ostrow in 1945, worked while he attended medical
school. The couple recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary.

She took many continuing education courses at American University. Mim was active in the
League of Women Voters and was a long-time member of the Washington Hebrew
Congregation, having been confirmed and married there.

Mim is predeceased by her sister, Janet Cohen. In addition to her husband.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen Stempel (Scott) of Potomac, MD and Joanne Ostrow
(Liz Shane) of Denver, CO; and three grandchildren, Alison Stempel McCanon (Neil
McCanon), Andrea Stempel and Anna Ostrow.

A private graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

The family will observe Shiva on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home of Karen and Scott

Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association

Funeral Home
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