Francis J. Ott
Published In The Trenton Times on 3/17/2008.
Francis J. Ott, 91,
passed away Saturday at Lawrenceville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
in Lawrenceville. Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong resident. Mr. Ott
was a plant policeman for General Motors in Ewing Township where he retired
in 1977 after 28 years of service.
He was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School Class of 1934 and
attended the University of Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Trenton
Giants baseball team and various teams in the semi-pro league. He was
a member of St. Vincent DePaul Church and a member of its senior citizens
club, Hamilton Elks, Yardley Country Club, and Knights of Columbus. He
was an avid golfer and enjoyed dancing.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II.
He was son of the late Mathias and Eve Greeshopper Ott, husband of the
late Charlotte A. Ott, father-in-law of the late Cheri Ott, and brother
of the late Mathias Ott. He is survived by his wife Rita Larkin Ott of
Yardville; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert F. Ott of Whiting,
Francis J. and Maryanne C. Ott Jr. of Hamilton Township, Thomas W. and
Deborah K. Ott of Pipersville, PA; one stepdaughter, Joyce Maraziti and
her husband Salvatore of Manasquan; three stepsons, Michael J. Larkin
and his wife Marie of Hamilton Township, Mark Larkin and his wife Christine
of Manasquan, Peter H. Larkin and his wife Judith of Yardville; 10 grandchildren;
six great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law,
Katherine and Harold Yaede of Hamilton Township; one sister-in-law, Beatrice
Ott of Hamilton Township; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The funeral will be held 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the M. William Murphy
Funeral Home, 1863 Hamilton Ave. in Hamilton Township. Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. at St. Vincent DePaul Church in Yardville.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling hours will be 6-9 p.m.
Tuesday at the funeral home. Donations in his memory may be made to Lawrenceville
Nursing Home, 112 Franklin Corner Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 or to
St. Vincent DePaul Society, 555 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville, NJ