ROBERT L. OTOVIC Sr.(1926 - 2013)

OTOVIC, Robert L. Sr. Age 86, was born on June 28th, 1926. He was raised in Peabody and educated in the Peabody Public School System. As a child he played the violin and studied under maestro Yassay Shepard in Salem. At the age of 17 he left high school, enlisted into the Navy Armed Guard and entered World War II. He proudly served oversees for three years. Following the war he returned to Lynn English to receive his GED. He was employed as a clerk of the Works and sold real estate. He was a member of the Masonic Temple Amity Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Danvers for more than 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy Kent Otovic, his parents Adolph and Henrietta Otovic and his brother Walter Otovic. He died peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on June 24, 2013. "Bob" was a professional candlepin bowler for twenty years. He appeared on televisions' Candlepins for Cash in Boston's Kenmore Square three times, winning twice. He married Nancy Kimball Kent in 1948 after meeting her one year prior at a Danvers Fourth of July Carnival. They were members of the First Church of Danvers for over 60 years. Together they raised ten children, Robert L. Jr., Richard, Peter, Janet, Paul, Nancy E., Brian, Elizabeth, Margaret McLaughlin and William. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends may express their condolences at the fellowship hall located in the lower level of the First Church of Danvers, Congregational on July 13th, between 3 and 5 P.M. A private graveside service will follow. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St., (rte 62) DANVERS. Gifts of remembrance may be made to the First Church of Danvers Sunday School Fund or to Hospice of the North Shore and greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com. O'Donnell Funeral, Memorial & Cremation Service Danvers & Salem 978-774-6600 / 978-744-2350

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Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home
167 Maple Street Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 774-6600
Published in The Boston Globe on June 26, 2013