OTTO JULIUS (O.J.) WURZBACH
Nov. 26, 1957 - May 10, 2013
Otto Julius (O.J.) Wurzbach, died on May 10, 2013 at his home in Holtville, California.
He was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on November 26, 1957 to Clinton Otto Wurzbach of Castroville, Texas and Doris Anita Frazee of Cumberland, Maryland. He graduated from St. Thomas High School in Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada. He attended John Abbott College in Canada and completed his Bachelors at San Diego State University in 1989. He received his Masters from Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2013. He joined the US Navy in 1981 and after boot camp at Great Lakes, Michigan and Sub School in Groton, Connecticut, he was stationed in San Diego and served as a Sonar Tech aboard the USS La Jolla.
He married Ann-Marie Collins of Kingston, Jamaica, WI on December 27, 1982 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Ann-Marie joined him in San Diego upon finishing her studies at McGill University. They moved to the Imperial Valley after he left the Navy. O.J. taught Mathematics at Imperial High School from 1998 to the present.
He is survived by his wife, Ann-Marie; his son, James Robert Gregory Wurzbach; his daughter, Olivia Jean Margaret Wurzbach; his mother, Doris Wurzbach; his siblings, Margaret Frazee Wurzbach Doyle, James Clinton Wurzbach, Janet Marie Wurzbach and Gregory Luke Wurzbach; and his nieces and nephew.
O.J. was known for his good nature. His kindness, generosity and an exquisite dry wit all served him well in life and in his chosen profession as a teacher. He will be missed by his family, friends, community and students.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17 at St. Joseph Church in Holtville with recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18 at St. Joseph Church. Mass will be followed by a Celebration of Life and reception at Frank Wright Middle School in Imperial.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Imperial High School Band Boosters or to a