Charles Frederick Ott
1937 - 2016
BORN
1937
DIED
2016
FUNERAL HOME
Copeland-Hammerl Funeral Home
162 S Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY
Charles Frederick Ott NEW PALTZ-Charles Frederick Ott, 78, of New Paltz, N.Y., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at Health Alliance-Broadway, Kingston, N.Y. Born on July 30, 1937 in Cooperstown, N.Y., he was the son of Charles Frank and Esther Waterman Ott. He married Ann M. Baldwin on July 26, 1975 in Phelps, N.Y.. (Ann died on April 14, 2014.) A cerebral athlete, Fred played varsity baseball and basketball for New Paltz High School, where he graduated from in 1955. Before graduating from Union College in 1960, he played freshman basketball, varsity volleyball, and even won the college’s 1959 intramural badminton singles title. During his free time, he was an avid and exceptional bridge player. Fred was an asset to many throughout his life. He served five years as a navigator in the U.S.A.F., worked one year as the Assistant Dean of Students at SUNY New Paltz, and taught physics for eight years at Poughkeepsie High School spaced around an additional one and half years recall to the U.S.A.F. during Vietnam. He then worked 35 years as a Labor Relations Specialist with N.Y.S.U.T. Never one to complain, he gave us far more than he took. He served his country; he excelled at his profession; and, to the very end, in countless ways, he supported his family. Surviving are one daughter, Katherine, and her husband Donald Zehnder II of Westerville, Ohio; two sons, David F. and his wife Melissa Ott of Mansfield, Ohio, and Stephen Ott of Westerville, Ohio; a brother, William Ott of New Paltz, N.Y.; granddaughter, Ashley Marie Zehnder of Westerville, Ohio; grandson, John David Ott of Mansfield, Ohio; and fiancée, Barbara DeStefano of Port Ewen, N.Y. Relatives and friends may call Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Copeland Funeral Home, Inc., 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, N.Y. Funeral services with military honors will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312 or online at www.diabetes.org/donate. Condolences may be made to the family at www.copelandfhnp.com
Published by the Daily Freeman from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2016.
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162 S Putt Corners Rd, New Paltz, NY
Jan
25
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162 S Putt Corners Rd, New Paltz, NY
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As president of my union, I worked closely with Fred for many years. He was always a wise advisor and negotiator. I learned from him with every interaction between us - he was always there for me, both professionally and personally. Though not in touch since his retirement and mine, I will always remember him for his professionalism and his wry sense of humor. You, his family members, have my sincere condolences. He will always be in our hearts.
Merryl Kaplan
January 27, 2016
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Anesthesia Associates of Mansfield
Betty Erdernberger
January 25, 2016
Michael and I first met Fred through our friend Barbara. We liked him immediately. Then we got to know him and we REALLY liked him. He was a great asset to our Port Ewen friend's community. We needed more time with him
Peggy Schwartz
January 24, 2016
Blessed to have met this wonderful Man who brought sunshine into my Moms life...You will be dearly missed Fred, RIP
Michelle DeStefano
January 24, 2016
A special and caring man who was a valued friend. RIP Fred.
Bill Hanson
January 23, 2016
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