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Carol OSTAPCHUK Obituary (2022) – Buffalo, NY

Ostapchuk – Carol A. “Currie”
Age 74, of Tarpon Springs, FL, passed away on June 28, 2022. She is predeceased by her mother and father, Helen and Roman Batugowski, and is survived by her loving daughter, Tamara and brother, Bob Batugowski. Carol was born in Buffalo, NY, attended Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Grammar School and graduated from Bishop O’Hern High School. She studied accounting at Canisius College while working in the insurance industry. She advanced in various positions and served as Controller of a large international life insurer. She was tapped to serve in a management position at the Florida Department of Insurance, where her expansive knowledge of solvency and accounting led to her representing Florida on a number of national standard setting committees. Carol was nationally recognized for her role as committee chair that developed the Insurance Model Investment Law. Carol left the Florida Department of Insurance in 2009 after serving as the Bureau Chief of Life and Health, Director of Insurer Services and Acting Deputy Insurance Commissioner. She was the founder and manager of Ostapchuk & Associates, an insurance consulting firm and served as a consultant for Celtic Global Consulting (with her friend and business associate, Kevin M. McCarty). Carol also served as a board member of two national insurance companies. Carol was an accomplished professional, dedicated mother and loyal friend to many. She was an avid sports fan and adored her “Bills”. She contributed to her community including fundraising for the March of Dimes, American Heart Association and active participant in the Guardian Ad Litem Program of Tallahassee. Carol was a free spirit. She protested against injustice, gave comfort to the poor in spirit and loved her family and friends more than life itself. A Memorial Mass is being held on Thursday, July 21st, at 11 AM at St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church, 715 E. Orange St., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689. In lieu of flowers, friends are invited to make a contribution in her honor to the Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation.

Published by Buffalo News on Jul. 17, 2022.

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