Bob Ostrom passed away peacefully the age of 93. Everyone knew his goal was 100, but he was happy that he made it to 93. Bob was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Benson Polytechnic High School in 1946. He married the beautiful love of his life, Ruth Matthews, Sept. 20, 1947 and raised five boys. As a young businessman in the Electronics Industry, he began at Stubbs Electronics and then went on to Channel Master Corp as NW District Manager, Central Distributors V.P., JW Electronics V.P. In 1974 he founded Double O Electronics and retired in 1992, continuing as Chairman/CEO until 2018.
His home, yard and family were his pride and joy. In 1972 he designed his own backyard that included a large beautiful pool and hot tub. With the help of his wife they meticulously maintained the many flowers, roses, shrubs and trees to make it an oasis, which was enjoyed by business associates, friends, neighbors and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruth; grandson, Ryan; and great-grandson, Aiden. He is survived by sons, Larry (Patricia), Steve (Sandie), Don (Leslye), Todd (Jan), Jim (Carol); along with 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Bob and Ruth shared 70 years building a wonderful life. Few are lucky to experience that kind of love. We take comfort in knowing that they are together again.
A memorial service will be held at Noon, Friday, May 27, 2022, at Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave., Gresham, OR 97080. A private interment will be held at River View Cemetery at a later date.