GROVE: George Alwyn Otto, 86, died May 8, 2007 at Integris Grove General Hospital in Grove Oklahoma. George was born November 18, 1920 in Brooklyn New York to Alwyn C. and Mignon (Bedell) Otto. He graduated from Lynbrook high school in Long Island. In 1939, George joined the Merchant Marines becoming a Chief Officer. Proudly serving until 1950, George was stationed on such ships as the S.S. Seminole, the John Cropper, and the Colorado. He was awarded the Atlantic War Zone Bar as well as the Mediterranean Middle East War Zone Bar. George married the love of his life and wife of 63 years, Helen Mulford in Lynbrook Long Island in 1944. They had two children, Alan and Beverly. Moving to Florida in the 70's, George became an avid salt water fisherman. He also was served as a councilman and chancellor. After moving to the Grove area in the late 1990's, George was happy fishing on Grand Lake. George also enjoyed gardening, woodworking and spending time in his shop. George was an Independent Business man involved in the auto glass industry. George was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Grove Oklahoma. Survivors include his wife Helen of the home, his daughter Beverly Wise and her husband Steven of Catoosa Oklahoma, his son Allen Otto and his wife Keren of North Scituate Rhode Island, one sister Beatrice Steiner of Florida, seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. An open visitation has been scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at the Ellis Family Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 10, 2007 at the Ellis Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Hamill officiating. Interment will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Fort Gibson Oklahoma.
Thursday, May 10th, 2007 10:00am, Ellis Family Funeral Home Chapel