Douglas A. Oster of Farmingdale, New York, formerly of Danbury, passed away June 21, 2006. He was born December 30, 1950.
Doug graduated from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire, with a BS in education. He received his Master’s Degree in reading and a 6th Year Degree in educational administration from the University of Bridgeport. He attended the PhD program in reading and linguistics at Fordham University.
Doug touched many lives as a teacher for over 25 years in Connecticut. He started as a social studies teacher at Chalk Hill Middle School in Monroe, and later became a reading specialist at schools in Stamford, Easton, and most recently, Broadview Middle School in Danbury. He last taught as a social studies teacher at Rogers Park Middle School in Danbury until June 2004.
During the 1990s, Doug was a group leader with the Indian Guides in Trumbull. He served as a baseball coach in Black Rock Little League in Bridgeport and in the DAYO baseball league in Danbury. He ran the ski club at Broadview Middle School for ten years. In addition to skiing, Doug enjoyed hiking and biking, played the guitar, was an avid reader, collected antiques, and loved driving in his convertible listening to the Beatles and Moody Blues.
He is survived by his son, Erik, and daughter, Amy (who reside with their mother, Helen, in Danbury); his mother, Tina Oster and her husband, Walter Sattig; his brother, Clifford, and his wife, Marcia, and their children: Christopher, Ajlan and Brendon; his brother Floyd, and his wife, Belinda, and their children: Ford and Brooke; his step brother, Christian Sattig, and his step sisters: Elizabeth Haubrich and Dianne Kahn and their families.
His father, Clifford Oster, predeceased him.