James “Jim” Ott, age 85, of Altoona, formerly of Gainesville, GA and Duncansville, passed away on Friday morning at his residence. Born in Duncansville, son of the late Adam and Hilda (Ernest) Ott.
Survived by four children: Darlene (Lance) Ott-Hale of Hollidaysburg, Linda Adler of Harrisburg, James E. Ott (Leslie) of Duncansville, and Carol (Brett) Rouzer of Virginia; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; a brother Patrick (Diane) Ott of Duncansville; and his ex-wife Sonja Whitpan of Hollidaysburg.
He was preceded in death by his wife Waltraud “Trudy” Seitz-Ott on Aug. 8, 2019 and a brother Lawrence Ott.
Jim was a US Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Era. He retired in 1998 as a truck driver, driving for New Penn Motor Express, then Lafferty Trucking. He was a member of Teamsters Local #110 in Johnstown since 1955 and a member of the PA Sheriff’s Association, the Fraternal Order of Police Bald Eagle #51 and the Blair County Law Officer’s Memorial Foundation. Jim was an active member of Central City Church, where he was involved with Gospel Church and supported the missionaries.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Wed., Nov. 20 at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Duncansville, and from 10am until the 11am funeral service on Thurs., Nov. 21 at Hick’s United Methodist Church, Duncansville, officiated by Rev. Rich Morris and Pastor Jim Kilmartin. Interment, with full military honors, accorded by the Blair County Veterans Honor Guard, will be held at Alto-Reste Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the following UPMC Hospice workers: April, Jolene, Lynn, Barb, Rebecca, Pastor Mary, Amy, Betty, and Erin for such amazing treatment of our father during his illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fraternal Order of Police Bald Eagle #51, 1979 Reese Hollow Rd., Port Matilda, PA 16870.
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