David W. Ostergren, 73

David William Ostergren died peacefully with his family by his side on Feb. 15, 2015.

Born June 28, 1941 in Middletown, Conn., to the late Mary (Bentham) and Robert N. Ostergren Sr., David was predeceased by his brother Robert N. Ostergren Jr. He graduated from East Hampton High School, Upsala College, and earned a Master of History from Wagner College.

What became David’s lifelong passion for history, literature, classical music and the arts led him to teach history at Brookfield High School. Subsequent to obtaining a Master of Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University, he became a Reference Librarian at Wilton Public Library where he worked until retirement. David volunteered for many years as a docent at the Hill-Stead Museum and the New Britain Museum of American Art. He was an avid reader and attended musical and other cultural events throughout the region. He traveled extensively worldwide, often with his dear friends the Carlson family.

David will be remembered with love by his sister Rita Ostergren Jackson, his four nieces Karen Asetta, Kristen Jackson, Laura Patrick and Lynnae Smith, and numerous great nieces and nephews all of whom appreciated his interest in their lives. Many rousing hours were spent playing competitive games and building jigsaw puzzles on India Street, Nantucket.

A memorial service will be held at a time and date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the Wilton Library Association, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT 06897. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.