Gary F. Otto

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Gary Franklin Otto, 64, of Libertytown, died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 7, 1948, in Union Bridge, he was the son of Marie Annamae Hartsock Otto and the late Clarence E. Otto Jr. He was the husband of Barbara Myers Otto, his wife of 44 years.

He was a 1966 graduate of Walkersville High School. He served in the Army Reserves for 6 years. He was employed with C & P Telephone Co. (now Verizon) for 30 years, retiring in 2001. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Union Bridge, the Libertytown Recreation Council, AMVETS Post 7 of Thurmont, the Pioneers and the Central Maryland Umpires Association. He was a sanctioned umpire for 10 years of baseball and girls softball. He enjoyed spending time with his family, coaching children in soccer, baseball and basketball, bowling, playing golf and supporting the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles.

Surviving, in addition to his wife and mother, are sons Shawn Michael Otto and companion Keri Fadeley, and Blaine William Otto and Christy Schlesinger, all of Libertytown; a grandson, Brooks William Otto; sisters Martha Shriner and companion Jay Kennedy, of Union Bridge, and Jeanne Bowman and husband Jack, of Hudson, Fla.; mother-in-law Mary Catherine Myers, of Libertytown; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Lamora Longenecker, in February 2013.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of a memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 11802 Liberty Road, Libertytown, with the Rev. Richard L. Michael officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Libertytown Recreation Council, P.O. Box 341, Libertytown, MD 21762; or to St. James Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1060, Union Bridge, MD 21791.

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Hartzler Funeral Home
11802 Liberty Road
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 898-9777
Published in Carroll County Times on Nov. 10, 2013
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