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Otto SittingerAdolph B "Otto" Sittinger, Jr. 92 years old of Elyria, Ohio passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Joshua Tree Care Center in North Olmsted following a long illness.

Otto was born in Elyria on April 8, 1925 and lived here all of his life. He proudly served with the United States Army as a Ranger, receiving a Purple Heart and the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 4 Bronze Stars. He was employed in shipping and receiving at Royal Supply and later retired from Aztec Steel. He was a member of St. Jude Church, the Disabled American Veterans, the VFW, Post 1079, the Knights of Columbus, and the Senior Fellowship. He enjoyed golf, bowling, and playing baseball and at one time when his sons were younger he served as the President of Little League North. He loved spending time with family and especially watching his grandkids play sports.

Surviving him are his wife of 68 years, Magdalene (nee Denes) and six sons, Douglas (Mary) of Elyria, Kenneth of Elyria, Michael (Sarah) of Rocky River, Brian (Kathy) of Oberlin, Mark (Lorrie) of Elyria and Bradford (Kim) of Lagrange. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, David and William Sittinger; and his parents, Adolph, Sr. and Mabel (nee Holiday) Sittinger.

Friends will be received at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be in the funeral home on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM with the Reverend Father Frank P. Kosem, Pastor of St. Jude Church, officiating. The Amherst Honor Guard will provide full military honors at the funeral home following services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans at 3543 Pickett Road, Lorain, Ohio 44035 or to the American Cancer Society.

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The Schmittgen Families
sent Wednesday, 14 March 2018 13:28
Condolences from old neighbors
sent Tuesday, 13 March 2018 00:43
My heart aches for all of you. Just the mention of your dadís name, you should be proud. Theres nothing he wouldnt do or stop for family. A genuine man; honerable, caring, honest, and kind. He put everyone first in all that was done. The love he had for Peg was so incredible. No matter the weather, no fail, hed sit on those bleachers to watch his grandsons play ball- never missing a game- dividing his time evenly between them all. I know I personally have a huge hole in my heart; he will be missed by many. Cherish your memories, along with his stories no matter how many times youve heard it. Know he is at peace. Sincerest condolences. What a great man he was.
Nancy Olecki-Rice
sent Monday, 12 March 2018 12:54
I can't say enough how sad we are to hear of your father passing. You're in our thoughts and prayers always. Remember memories are the legacy of love.
Mike J. Higgins
sent Monday, 12 March 2018 08:50
My condolences to Hap's (at least that was his name to us) family while they deal with difficult time. Being the son of Mary E. Sittinger, David Sittinger's wife before his death in 2006, my siblings and I knew Hap for the last 33 years. He was always a joy to listen to and from whom to hear stories. Truly a great person who lived an honorable life. I wish his family strength thru this difficult time.
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