James “Jimmy” Robert Otting passed away on June 5, too young, at the age of 45. He was born on October 5, 1976 at Virtua Mt Holly to Mike and Hope Otting of Burlington NJ. He graduated from Burlington Township High School in 1995. Shortly after, he joined the Army National Guard Reserve for 6 years and finished at the rank of E-4 (Corporal). In 1996, he started his career at Burlington Township Public Works, where he worked for over 25 years. He is survived by his wife whom he loved and treasured Heather Otting, his daughter, Madison who he absolutely adored and was beyond proud of, and sons Christopher and John Brody. Grandparents Nana (Nancy A Smith) Grammy (Dottie Drangula) and Grandfather Jim Owens. His In laws Diane Owens (Neil) Tom Sasaki (Andrea) Eric Sasaki (Kelly), Brad Sasaki (Shawna.) Many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, his Burlington Township crew, Public Works family, Jim Brennan and Gina Ludwig (witnesses of their wedding,) Gone Fishing, 3 Beers Gone, and BMX friends. Jimmy had a special way of building strong relationships with people and had more friends than can respectfully be named here without missing a special bond he formed with so many! He is predeceased by his Pop (Earl R Smith), Jeannine, and two brothers Mike and John. Those that knew Jimmy loved him for his free spirit and fun loving nature. He would give you the shirt off his back. He loved his family, fishing, grilling, the beach, morning coffee with his Zoey, bikes, long boarding, surfing, beer, the outdoors, skiing (once a year,) Beastie Boys, flannels, and custom sneakers especially Vans. This loss to so many means no longer seeing or hearing the funny antics and sometimes-shocking words that he became known for throughout his life. He will be dearly missed by so many. The family invites you to come celebrate Jimmy for laughs, tears, lyrical styling and fellowship. A visitation will be held on Friday at Page Funeral Home, 302 E. Union Street, Burlington from 3-6pm. A brief family reflection will begin at 6pm. Please dress casually as that is what Jimmy would want. Jeans and vans are highly encouraged! In lieu of flowers a trust will be established for his family for future endeavors. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to his family from www.pagefuneralhome.com. #lifecelebrationbypage.
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