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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Ostlund, Dr. Warren F., Jr.




Dr. Warren Francis Ostlund, Jr of Oakmont, formerly Fox Chapel, peacefully on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 after a hard fought and brave battle with Multiple System Atrophy. His devoted family was at his side. Much loved son of the late Warren and Marjorie Ostlund of Minneapolis, beloved husband of Sorena (Rena) , much loved father of Mathew (Kelly) of Mocksville, NC; Lisa Cole of San Francisco and Jonathan at home. Dear grandfather of Leo Cole, loving brother of David (Sue)of Mankato, MN and special uncle to Dan, Melissa, Robby, Dana, Mallory, Ashley Lilyana and Nathan. Warren was a graduate of the University of Minnesota for both undergraduate studies and medical school, completed a medical internship at LA County Hospital and served four years in the US Air Force as a flight surgeon based in Wiesbaden, West Germany. Upon his discharge, Warren completed a residency in Radiology at the University of Minnesota and a fellowship in Imaging Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. After several years as a general radiologist in Minnesota, Warren came to Pittsburgh and worked at Montefiore Hospital where he and Rena met in 1989 and married later that year. After leaving Montefiore, Warren moved to St Margaret Hospital and retired from practice at Allegheny Valley Hospital in 2014. An avid golfer since high school, Warren won several club championships and tournaments both in Minnesota and here in Pittsburgh, most recently as Senior Club Champion at Hillcrest Country Club, Lower Burrell. He was most proud of his three holes in one and two double eagles. Skiing was a love that he shared with his family having skied at over 300 resorts in North America and Europe. A traveler at heart, Warren was always up for an adventure climbing to Angels Landing in Utah to Machu Picchu in Peru, the pyramids in Egypt to Red Square in Moscow, Angkor Wat in Cambodia to climbing the Great Wall in China. Warren and his family were lucky enough to visit over 80 countries on 6 continents. He often told Rena that he had no desire to visit the 7th. His last adventure to Iceland had to be cancelled due to his advancing illness. Warren was a prolific reader of science fiction, scientific journals and mystery. Lost, Survivor and Top gear filled his TIVO profile. He was an early computer geek and in later years rebuilt donated computers to the after school program at All of Us Care in Sharpsburg. Warren and Rena were longtime holders of a Pittsburgh Symphony subscription and still attended in a wheel chair as his health allowed. Warren did love his rock n’ roll and heavy metal bands, much to his wife’s chagrin. Fast cars were another love. He and his son Matt rebuilt a Nissan 240SX to race on local tracks. A Christmas gift allowed him to drive Lamborghinis and Ferraris in Las Vegas, a real dream. He enjoyed poker, the Texas Hold’em kind and continued to play online when he could no longer go to the club and play. Warren took up boxing in a Rock Steady program created for Parkinson patients. A transplanted Pittsburgher, he adopted its sports teams as his own with a special love of the Penguins. Everyone loved Warren, one of the last truly nice guys. Rest peacefully, you will be greatly missed. Friends and relatives will be received at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont on Monday, October 1, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. and on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Father Jeff Murph officiating.