Richard D. Otty (Dick) 4/9/1939-1/6/2018
Richard’s spirit left this earth on Saturday, January 6, 2018. His body died of pancreatic cancer that he had suffered with for two years.
Richard was born to Mabel and John Otty Sr. on April 9, 1939. He graduated from Hudson High School and was drafted into the United States Army. He retired from New York Telephone Co. after 27 years. While with the Telephone Company he worked as a Construction Foreman, then in Kingston as a Designing Engineer. He and his wife, Dina, co-owned Otty’s Grub N Pub, a family restaurant in South Cairo.
After losing everything, including his three dogs and a cat, in a house fire, in Greenport, he, his wife and son, Joseph, moved to Round Top.
Richard leaves his best friend and loving wife of 34 years, Dina Otty, who were married in 1983. They shared 34 years of unbelievable ups and downs that Dina would not trade a minute of. Dina’s nickname for Richard was “Cookie”, which says it all. Dina will sorely miss her husband, and she feels that the night that Richard’s spirit, left their home, that he took her heart and an overpowering love with him.
Richard is also survived by three children, from a previous marriage to Marion; Christine Otty Perry, Richard Otty Jr. and Jacqueline Otty Peters.
He was predeceased by his loving son Joseph Otty, who died January 4, 2017. He leaves several grandchildren, nieces and nephews, his brother, Robert Otty, sister in law Dottie and Sister, Beverley Pruiser. Richard was predeceased by his older brother, John Otty and sister, Rose Ann Otty Domkoski.
Richard was a life member for fifty years of all three Greenport Fire companies and served for thirty years as Fire Police Captain.
Richard was a very gentle, patient, fun loving husband and his wife’s very best friend. He loved his home that he shared with his wife, woods and creek, he loved feeding the deer and all the beautiful birds. He loved Country Music and never missed a morning with Fox news or evening with his “Yankees”. He had fun on adventurous rides to Middleburg and Gilboa, getting lost and picnics and his little dog Rosie, he loved to hang out with his special friends at restaurants and enjoyed great parties in his home.
Richard’s Family and Friends will celebrate “Richard” in the late spring at their home in Round Top. As per Richard’s request, The Three Fire Companies of Greenport, N.Y. , and The Round Top Volunteer Fire Company are requested for Richard’s services. The N.Y.S. Military Forces Honor Guard will conduct Honor Guard Services also at this time. All Family and Friends are invited to attend.
Contributions in his memory may be sent to his wife, Mrs. Richard Otty, P.O. Box 407, Round Top, N.Y. 12473.
His wife extends a special thank you to Community Hospice, especially Kelly, Sylvia and Melissa.
Also, his wife wishes to thank their closest friends for sharing good times and journeys, George and Charlene Muldoon, Marge and Tom Savage, Lois and Richie Eagen, Pat and Bobby, Marie and Tony Cerrisanni, Helen Libbey and son John, Margaret Stoubles, Julia and Pete, David Gabrielson, a special thank you to Elaine Gabrielson for being there for us through the loss of our sons Joseph and Richard. Richard’s brother Bob Otty for all of his help and support and new friend Stanley. Also, thank you to Richards Funeral Home, Cairo, N.Y. to Richard (and Richard’s adorable poodle Fame), Lillian and Linda for all of their kindness.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Richards Funeral Home, Cairo, N.Y.
Condolences may be made at www.richardsfuneralhomeinc.net.