Carl Ostergaard
August 15 1930 - January 28 2016 - Age 86

Carl Ostergaard of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, formerly of Morris Township, New Jersey, passed away on Thursday, the 28th of January, of natural causes, he was 85 years old. A longtime resident of New Jersey, he retired in Delaware after working for over 45 years as an Orthodontist in Hackettstown, Morristown, and Morris Township. Carl enjoyed flying, had his commercial license, and was rated as an IFR instructor. He was also a tournament bridge player as well as an avid golfer.

A graduate of Clifford Scott High school in East Orange. Carl attended Upsala College in East Orange and graduated Suma Cum Laude from dental school at the University of Pennsylvania. Carl served four years in the United States Navy as a ship’s dentist. Upon completing his service in the Navy, he reenrolled in Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania and started private practice in 1960 as an Orthodontist. Carl served on the Morris Township Committee, served one year as the deputy mayor of Morris Township, was a past President of the Morris Township Board of Health, and was a proud member of the Morristown American Legion, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Morris County, and the Rotary Club of Morris Plains.

Carl is survived by Sue Murphy Ostergaard, his wife of 43 years, his daughter Donna Hart and her husband Barry of Ringtown, PA, his son Leonard and his wife Ann of Tamaqua, PA, his son Martin and his wife Kelly of Hoboken, NJ, and his son Andrew and his wife Misty of Manhattan, KS, as well as his pride and joy, his four grandchildren Janelle, James, Emily, and Samantha; He is also survived by his sister Elsa Hoffman of Montclair, NJ, Agnes Naughton of Urbandale, IA, Edith Olson of Montclair, NJ, and his brother Dr. Paul Ostergaard and his wife Karen of Pompton Plains, NJ.

There will be a Memorial Visitation on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 1-3pm & 6-8pm at Doyle Funeral Home, 106 Maple Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960. ( A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday February 3, 2016 at 10:00am at Church of the Assumption, Morristown, NJ. Inurnment will follow at Holy Rood Cemetery in Morristown.

Rehoboth Beach, DE (current)
Morristown, NJ (birthplace)

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