Phillip Martin Otto passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 6th, 2019 in his home. He was the husband of Kimberly A. (Werner) Otto. They would have been married ten years on August 15th, 2019.
Born in Palmerton P.A of Carbon County, he was the son of Robert P. and Barbara Otto, and the late Bonita L. (Whiteman) Otto.
Phillip graduated in 1984 from Lehighton Area High School. He attended DeSales University as an adult student and graduated in 2011 with a degree in Psychology. He was employed in the past as a behavioral specialist for the Intermediate Unit 21. in Schnecksville, P.A.
Surviving in addition to his widow, father and step mother are his former wife and mother of his daughter, Karen R. (Hood) Otto, his daughter Taylor J. Otto, and her fiance Levi Haldeman; Step Children: Kelsey A. Rebovich and her fiance, Eric Locey; Matthew J. Rebovich, Lauren N. Rebovich. Two Step Brothers, Timothy Haas, and Douglas Haas. Sister-in-law Crystal Otto and nieces and nephew.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather and his wife, Hubert and Marion Whiteman; his maternal grandmother Althea (Yenser) Whiteman, and his paternal grandparents Martin and Mary (McGinn) Otto and his brother Eric N. Otto.
Phillip was a member of the football and wrestling teams at Lehighton High School. He cherished these experiences and his fellow graduates of the class of 1984. He especially enjoyed games and activities played by his children including music, football, wrestling, and field hockey. He was an avid Lehighton football fan, and field hockey fan. He also supported Rutgers University Cheerleading. Phillip enjoyed the time he spent with his wife and children.
Service: Memorial Service Saturday, July 13th 2019. Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club. 676 Stewart Creek Road, Lehighton, PA at 10 am. Brad Cressley officiating. Contributions in Phillip’s name may be made to the Lehighton Indians football team. A memorial fund will be established for this purpose in the future.
Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street in Old Forge.