It is with heavy hearts that OstermanCron announces the passing of Joel Osterman. After his courageous battle with cancer, Joel peacefully passed on February 18th. We ask that you join us in keeping Joel’s wife Robin and his daughters Ashley (husband, Matt and daughter, Addison), and Brittany (husband, James) in your prayers as we mourn the loss of this great leader and friend.
Although there are no words to adequately describe Joel, one could say he always left things better than he found them. As the co-founder of OstermanCron, Joel enjoyed transforming office spaces into environments where people could thrive. Even after 40 years, his favorite part of the job remained the same—the gratification of helping his clients succeed.
Joel focused the company’s attention on the importance of character and core values. This always came first, and was far more important to him than achieving sales goals. He strongly believed in community service and centered company activities around fundraisers, walks, and charity events. Because of Joel, OstermanCron employees became better people.
As a man whose focus was always based on improving other people’s lives, it’s safe to say that he will never actually leave ours. Although we will take time to mourn his loss, Joel would want us to continue his mission. First, he would want us to spread the word of God, which he has done so faithfully throughout his life. Next, he would want us to continue his life’s work of creating beautiful, positive spaces for many to prosper. Last, Joel would want us to continue his legacy of leaving the world a better place.