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Brian David Ostavitz, Jr.

January 12, 1999 ~ August 8, 2021 (age 22)


LONG BEACH, MISS. - Brian David Ostavitz, Jr., 22, formerly of Youngstown, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, at his home.

Brian was born Jan. 12, 1999, in Youngstown, and was a son of Brian David Ostavitz Sr. and Diane Matyi LaFavor.

He was a graduate of Harrison Central High School in Gulfport, Miss., and he worked as a technician with fiber optics.

Brian enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. He liked kayaking and spending time with his family, and especially with his son, Preston.

He is survived by his parents, Brian Ostavitz Sr. and Diane LaFavor (Kirk Sakely); his son, Preston Ostavitz; five sisters, Jessica Matyi, Hannah LaBranche, and Kristina, Harley, and Jessica; grandparents, Frank Matyi, Elsie and Bob Bunyoff, and Jackie Ostavitz; aunts and uncles, Debbie Waterbeck, Bob Helsel, Andrea and Michael Hodge, Sherri and Bill Lowry, Charlene and Chad Salanci, and Edward III and Thess Ostavitz; a niece, Abigail Gordon; many additional extended family members; and many friends.

Grandfather, Edward Ostavitz Jr.; great-grandmother, Flora Matyi; and an uncle, Keith Waterbeck, are deceased.

Family and friends are welcome to gather for a celebration of Brian’s life from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.

In lieu of flowers, because of Brian’s untimely passing, please consider donating on behalf of Brian’s son, Preston, through the funeral home website.


Celebration of Life
September 17, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Kinnick Funeral Home, Youngstown
477 North Meridian Road
Youngstown, OH 44509

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