Robert F. Ott
Robert F. Ott, 71, of Hamilton, passed away suddenly while vacationing in Florida on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Port St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, FL.
Born in Trenton, Bob was a lifelong Hamilton resident before moving to Whiting in 2003.
Bob retired in 2002, after a 38 year career with the New Jersey National Guard and the United States Army as a Sergeant 1st Class. He received numerous decorations throughout his years with the military.
He also worked for the New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey Department of Transportation, and St. Lawrence/ Morris Hall in Lawrenceville.
Bob was a graduate of Trenton Catholic Boys High School class of 1961, attended Rider College, and graduated in 1964 from Trenton Junior College (now Mercer County Community College).
He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, the New Jersey National Guard, 112th Field Artillery Association and Post NCO Club, New Jersey PBA Local 31B, and the Hamilton Elks Lodge # 2262.
Bob was an avid golfer, and he enjoyed playing with his colleagues and friends at Fort Dix, in Florida, and Hawaii.
Son of the late Francis J. and Charlotte A. Mc Donald Ott, and husband of the late Cheri E. (Orpen) Ott, he is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Robert F. and Jennifer Ott Jr. of Branchburg, NJ; Christopher W. Ott of Brick Twp., NJ; his beloved grandchildren; Katelyn, Liam, and Erin Ott; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Francis J. and Maryanne C. Ott Jr. of Hamilton; Thomas W. and Deborah K. Ott of Pipersville, PA; two sisters-in-law, Mary Latella and Carol Hart, both of Hamilton; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, colleagues, and dear friends.
Funeral will be held on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home 1863 Hamilton Ave. in Hamilton. Visit www.murphyfh.com for additional information.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church 343 S. Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08608.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cedar Lane in Hamilton.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 – 8 P.M. at the funeral home.
Donations in Robert’s memory may be made to Sacred Heart Church.
Posted on 01 Mar 2014 by MFH