Otto Rode

RODE, Otto

Passed away with his family by his side on Sunday, June 1st, 2014 at the age of 92. Husband of 68 years to Rose. Father of Richard (Hilda) and Michael (Rina). Grandfather of Gordon (Jennifer), Kenneth (Vanessa) and Katie; great-grandfather to Victoria, Mathew, Makayla and Abby. Otto will also be remembered by his brothers Art and John, his sisters Lydia, Alma, Edna, and Eva, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Albert, Tony and his sister Theresa. Otto was born in Jansen, Saskatchewan and moved to St. Catharines with his family in 1950. He retired in 1980 after working for 30 years at General Motors as a supervisor. Special thanks to the CCU staff at the St. Catharines General Hospital, especially Marco, Penny and Tina for their exceptional support and care. Family and friends will be received at the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 585 Cartlon Street, St. Catharines on Wednesday, June 4th from 6-8 p.m. A Celebration of Otto's life will take place on Thursday, June 5th at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with visitation being held one hour prior to the service. Reception will immediately follow at the funeral home. Interment to take place at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens, 2250 Highway 20, Fonthill after the reception. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Grace Lutheran Church.