2017-08-17 / Obituaries

Charles Otto

Aug. 9, 2017

Charles Otto, 76, of Standing Stone Township, PA, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at his home following declining health.

He was born in Philadelphia on May 3, 1941. In early years, Charles worked in construction and was later employed by the General Binding Company in Philadelphia for many years.

Charles loved spending time with his family, and enjoyed traveling, going to casinos, the outdoors and hunting. He will be fondly remembered for his great sense of humor and wit.

Surviving are his children, Joanne Kane and husband, Joseph of Delran, NJ, Charles Otto and wife, Carrie of Delaware, Edward Otto and wife, Lela of Delaware, Edward Plitt, Sr. and wife, Maureen of Rushville, PA, and Robert Otto and wife, Joan of Philadelphia; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Lillian and Butch Parsons of Philadelphia; sisters-in-law, Carla Otto of Philadelphia and Frances Convill of New Jersey; several nieces and nephews and his canine companion, Lilly.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Mary Lou Convill Otto on June 4, 2017; brother, Joseph Otto and sister-in-law, Ruth Schada Zietz.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda, with Rev. Edward Michelini, pastor of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, officiating.

The family suggests that contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 in Charles Otto’s memory.

Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com.

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