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Eddie P. Dostie
A Celebration of Life was held Sunday at at Ridgeview Commons in Pleasanton for Eddie P. "Junior" Dostie, 74, of Pleasanton. The former Ceres resident died Jan. 2, 2009 at his home.

Born April 16, 1934, Eddie was born in Auburn, Me., and raised in Lewiston, Me. He served two tours in the Navy, where he received a commendation for quick action averting a collision at sea. Subsequent to his assignment on the USS FDR, Eddie was assigned to the USS Ashtabula.

In 1957, Eddie moved his family to San Francisco where he raised his children and became active in the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts, and the Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo County.

In 1979, Eddie moved to Fremont and then lived in Ceres and Pleasanton. Eddie enjoyed playing softball and bowling despite being legally blind.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Marie Dostie; six children, Laurie Herbert, Theresa Dostie-Sjostrom, Marie Swanson, Rita Thomas, Joseph Dostie and Vikki Aguilar; two sisters, Connie LaBrie and Diane Hamman; and 16 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Philip Dostie, brother Jerry Dostie, and great-grandson Ryan Goldstein.

Remembrances may be sent to Hope Hospice of Dublin, 6500 Dublin Blvd., Dublin, CA 94568.

-Ceres (Calif.) Courier /Jan. 14, 2009