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Robert Otzmann, 70, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Elizabeth, N.J. on July 23, 1941, to Henry and Gladys Otzmann.
Robert received his apprentiseship in the 60's for tool design and became a draftsman for General Gum Products in New Jersey. He went to night school at NJIT for engineering and later worked for Lee Filter in Edison, NJ. He then worked for Champion Laboratories as manager of Machine Design. His true passion was boating. Robert taught classes for boating safety and was a member of the Power Squadrons and worked with the Boy Scouts.
Survived by his wife of 47 years, Diane Otzmann; a son, Keith Otzmann (Lori); a daughter, Kim Hamby (Jon); grandchildren, Ryan and Kadi Otzmann and Lexie, Zoie and Elsie Hamby; sister, Joyce Vance-Brown (Phil) of Lancing, Mich.; and nephews, John and Bob Vance.
Visitation 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2012, at Ziemer Funeral Home North Chapel, 6300 North First Ave., with services at 7 p.m. Officiated by Rev. Tim Garrett.
Memorial contributions may be made to
, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences may be made online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com.
Published in Courier Press on May 24, 2012