Date of Birth
Saturday, July 18th, 1936
Date of Death
Friday, May 17th, 2019
Ann Ostergaard, age 82, of Pittsburgh, died Friday, May 17, 2019 at her residence.
Raised in Erie, she was the daughter of the late Christian and Elizabeth Blume Knudsen Ostergaard.
After graduating from Smith College, Ann lived in New York City, where she worked in various positions, the last being Vice President for Morgan Guaranty, now JPMorgan Chase. She was one of the first female Vice Presidents. Recruited to Pittsburgh in 1979, she was Vice President of Human Resources for Dollar Bank. In 1985, she opened her own company, consulting to mid and small sized companies in the area of human resources.
Ann was the first appointed female on the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, a Board member of UPMC and its predecessors for 16 years, first female Board Chairperson of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, on whose board she served for over 30 years, a Board member of YUSA, and former chairwoman of the Food Bank of Greater Pittsburgh.
Honored by the YWCA as the Business Woman of the Year, she was also honored as the first recipient of the Smith College Alumnae Association Award as the Outstanding Volunteer.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two brothers, Christian and Eric Ostergaard.
Ann is survived by her brother, Paul and his wife, Jackie; a sister in law, Gail Ostergaard, and seven nieces and nephews as well as their spouses and children.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the charity of your choice, or the Erie Community Foundation, Christian and Elizabeth Ostergaard Fund, 459 Sixth Street, Erie, PA 16507.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday July 27th at 2 pm at First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 250 W. 7th St, Erie, PA 16502 and on Saturday August 10th at 2 pm at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Pl., Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Burial will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 602 West 10th St.
Send condolences at www.burtonfuneralhome.com.
Saturday, July 27th, 2019, 2:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant - 250 W. 7th. Street Erie, PA 16501