Robert Otto

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Robert Frederick, 86, of Ramsey, went home to the Lord on February 28, 2013. Robert was born in Allendale, NJ. He enlisted in the Navy and achieved the rank of Seaman First Class while honorably serving as an anti-aircraft gunner aboard U.S.S. Coasters Harbor in the Asia-Pacific Theater during WWII. Robert was awarded the Navy Expert Rifleman Medal, the Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Robert earned an Associate Degree in Business from Rider College. He owned and operated Ramsey Home Products and Allendale Aluminum Products, before retiring at the age of 79. Robert served as the President of the Allendale Rod & Gun Club and served in the VFW Post 682 in Ramsey, Ramsey's Republican County Committeeman and was a member of Tallman Bible Church. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia, as well as his siblings, Muriel Burtha, Christian and Richard Otto. Robert is survived by his four daughters, Nancy Boffo and her husband Michael; Cathy Siciliano and her husband Martino; Ellen Otto-Gates and her husband Theodore and Amy Starost and her husband Joseph; six grandchildren, Matthew, Jennifer, Anthony, Caitlin, Gunther and Erika; his great-grandson, Enzo; and his brother, John. The family wishes to thank all his caregivers, especially John and Alberto and Valley Hospice for their extraordinary care and great kindness. All are welcome on Wednesday, March 6th from 6-8 PM and Thursday, March 7th, from 2-4 PM at the Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave, Ramsey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Valley Hospice, 15 Essex Road, Paramus, NJ 07652. Please send tributes, memories and condolences to www.vanemburghsneider.com.
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Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home
109 Darlington Ave Ramsey , NJ 07446
(201) 327-0030
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Published in The Record on Mar. 5, 2013
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