Lawrence "Larry" W. Otis, 68, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Pleasant View Nursing Center in Concord.
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Born in Concord, he was the son of Harold and Bernice (Townes) Otis and was a lifelong resident of Concord. Larry very seldom forgot the names and faces of people he met, and within minutes of meeting somebody he would learn something about that person and remember it in their next conversation.
He had small town values about life and work that helped his career progress from a part-time yardman at Northeast Electronics while he was still in high school through working his way up to become the Inventory Control Manager at Northern Telecom 28 years later. Larry was featured on the cover of Northern Telecom's newsletter in May 1988 as the corporation's employee of the month.
He came up through the ranks, but never forgot what it was like to do those other jobs. In addition, he worked in the Census Office during the 1990 census and finished his career by working as a Supervisor at Secure Care Products for 15 years.
On November 28, 1964 he married his wife Joanna (Houston) Otis. In 1989 they celebrated their 25th anniversary in Hawaii.
Larry volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America and the Capital Region Christmas Food Basket Program for several years. He loved to work, but also enjoyed camping with his family and fishing with his uncle when he was a youth. He and his wife were members of Concord Coach Square Dance Club for several years and thoroughly enjoyed square dancing.
Survivors include his wife Joanna Otis of Concord; his son Michael Otis and his wife Pamela of Derry; his sister Sandra Landry; four nephews and one niece.
Calling hours will not be held.
Graveside services will be held Monday, August 20, at 2 p.m. at Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
or to Granite United Way, Merrimack County Region, 46 South Main Street, Concord, NH 03301.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements.
Messages of condolence may be offered at www.bennettfuneral.com.
Published in The Concord Monitor on Aug. 18, 2012