Andrew R. Ostrovsky Mt. Kisco, New York Obituary

Andrew R. Ostrovsky

Andrew Ostrovsky February 4, 1967 - April 4, 2020 Andrew Ostrovsky, 53, died April 4th, 2020, of COVID-19. Andrew was a champion athlete, a concert pianist, a professional acrobatic performer, and an accomplished artist. Born Feb. 4th, 1967 in New York City to Boris and Debbi Ostrovsky, he was raised in Hastings on Hudson, NY. He graduated from West Lake High School, Thornwood, NY and B.O.C.E.S Occupational Education Center, Valhalla, NY in 1988 with a special education diploma. He lived and worked in Great Barrington, MA and Little Neck, NY, before settling down in Mount Kisco, NY. Andrew studied music from the age of four with concert pianist Carol Lian. As a keyboard artist with full memorized repertoire, he gave numerous private recitals and entertained in hospitals, nursing homes, senior citizens centers and schools all around the tri-state area. Andrew also began taking gymnastics classes at the age of four at Sutton Gym in NYC with Coach Bill Hladik. By age 9 he won a Gold Medal at the Special Olympics on the trampoline. In 1989 he began working with his acrobatics partner; Christopher Harrison. They performed and headlined at numerous exhibitions & special events over the span of eight years, including the Opening Ceremonies for the New York State Special Olympic Games and the Intl. Special Olympics, headlining at Potential Unlimited in Poughkeepsie at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, as well as on TV with UCP telethons. In 1993, Andrew was made a special member of ANTIGRAVITY Dance Company in NYC, making his debut with the company at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, complete with a 60-piece orchestra. When he retired from performing Andrew took up painting and was rather prolific in his work. His abstract whimsical style with bright colors represented his view of a mostly happy world. Andrew, a natural physical comedian, enjoyed dancing, cooking, sports, performing of any kind, painting, music and socializing in the community. He loved movies, Hollywood and superheroes. He was an inspiration to all who knew him; our superhero. Andrew loved his job at the Food Emporium of Bedford Village, where he worked for 18 years. He was a gentleman and ladies man with many friends from his job and from Arc of Westchesters Supported Employment and Day Habilitation programs. His amazing teachers, therapists and support staff created an environment full of music, learning, and love. He proudly lived an independent lifestyle and was lovingly cared for by the many professionals at his Ability Beyond Residence. Andrew is survived by his mother Debbi Ostrovsky of Mount Kisco, NY, and a group of close friends who considered him family. To learn more visit www.christoharrison.blogspot.com/2020/04/he-aint-heavy-hes-my-brother.html In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Andrews honor to Arc of Westchester, Ability Beyond, or Northern Westchester Hospital.
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Andrew Ostrovsky February 4, 1967 - April 4, 2020 Andrew Ostrovsky, 53, died April 4th, 2020, of COVID-19. Andrew was a champion athlete, a concert pianist, a professional acrobatic performer, and an accomplished artist. Born Feb. 4th, 1967 in New York City to Boris and Debbi Ostrovsky, he was raised in Hastings on Hudson, NY. He graduated from West Lake High School, Thornwood, NY and B.O.C.E.S Occupational Education Center, Valhalla, NY in 1988 with a special education diploma. He lived and worked in Great Barrington, MA and Little Neck, NY, before settling down in Mount Kisco, NY. Andrew studied music from the age of four with concert pianist Carol Lian. As a keyboard artist with full memorized repertoire, he gave numerous private recitals and entertained in hospitals, nursing homes, senior citizens centers and schools all around the tri-state area. Andrew also began taking gymnastics classes at the age of four at Sutton Gym in NYC with Coach Bill Hladik. By age 9 he won a Gold Medal at the Special Olympics on the trampoline. In 1989 he began working with his acrobatics partner; Christopher Harrison. They performed and headlined at numerous exhibitions & special events over the span of eight years, including the Opening Ceremonies for the New York State Special Olympic Games and the Intl. Special Olympics, headlining at Potential Unlimited in Poughkeepsie at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, as well as on TV with UCP telethons. In 1993, Andrew was made a special member of ANTIGRAVITY Dance Company in NYC, making his debut with the company at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, complete with a 60-piece orchestra. When he retired from performing Andrew took up painting and was rather prolific in his work. His abstract whimsical style with bright colors represented his view of a mostly happy world. Andrew, a natural physical comedian, enjoyed dancing, cooking, sports, performing of any kind, painting, music and socializing in the community. He loved movies, Hollywood and superheroes. He was an inspiration to all who knew him; our superhero. Andrew loved his job at the Food Emporium of Bedford Village, where he worked for 18 years. He was a gentleman and ladies man with many friends from his job and from Arc of Westchesters Supported Employment and Day Habilitation programs. His amazing teachers, therapists and support staff created an environment full of music, learning, and love. He proudly lived an independent lifestyle and was lovingly cared for by the many professionals at his Ability Beyond Residence. Andrew is survived by his mother Debbi Ostrovsky of Mount Kisco, NY, and a group of close friends who considered him family. To learn more visit www.christoharrison.blogspot.com/2020/04/he-aint-heavy-hes-my-brother.html In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Andrews honor to Arc of Westchester, Ability Beyond, or Northern Westchester Hospital.

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