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Donald W. Otto
June 28, 1941 ~ July 23, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Donald W. Otto (82) of Ashtabula passed peacefully at the Country Club Retirement Center on Sunday July 23 , 2023
Born June 28, 1941 in New Lyme Twp. He was the son of Charles and MaeBelle (Hodge) Otto. Don was a graduate of Jefferson High school and a veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Otto worked at Reliance Electric and retired from Ashtabula County Jobs and Family Services as a Maintenance Supervisor. He also had his own lawn mowing service for several years.
Don volunteered as a Fireman for the Jefferson Fire Dept. and as a manager and coach for the Jefferson Area Little League. He was an active member with Veterans Organizations in Ashtabula, The East Ashtabula Club, The Ashtabula VFW 943 , American Legion Post 103 , and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. He enjoyed woodworking including making furniture and several flower trellis. He was an accomplished griller and could make the best steak you ever had. And he was an avid gardener and was very proud of his amazing Tomato Plants.
Survivors include his wife Sue Otto, sons Martin and Ryan Otto, step daughters Harriet and Margaret Kennedy, grandchildren Gage, Jase ,Eva , and Pearl, siblings James Otto , Martha Fortney , and Patty Skaggs.
He was preceded in death by his parents , and siblings, Dorothy, Gale, Della, and Dale.
Funeral Service will be on Thursday July 27, 2023 at Noon in Guerriero Funeral Home 1550 West 19th St. with Pastor Kenneth Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery in Jefferson with military Honors being provided by the American Legion Honor Guard Team from Post 103. Visitation will be on Thursday morning from 10:30 till 12 at the funeral home. Condolences can be made at guerrierofuneralhome.com