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Velma (Shaw) Otterman

June 9, 1913 ~ May 21, 2017 (age 103)

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There Will be a mass of Christian Burial on Friday May 26, at 11 a.m. celebrated by Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Siffrin at St. Edward’s Church for Velma S. Otterman, who passed away peacefully Sunday Morning.

Velma was born June 9, 1913 in Akron, Ohio the daughter of Ray and Blanche Forsythe, Shaw.

Mrs. Otterman was a 1931 graduate of Erie Academy in Erie PA.  She was a longtime member of St Edward’s Church, Jr. Newman Club, North Hill Study Club, Youngstown Country Club and its bridge group.

Her husband, Donald R Otterman, whom she married October 7, 1938 died in a fire at his business, American Pattern Manufacturing on July 29, 1991.  She is survived by two sons, Peter S (Nancy Evans) of Madison OH and F Thomas (Sandra Scaparotti) of Huron OH and daughter Jane Edwards of Youngstown OH, seven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.  Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Thomas G Shaw of Warren and sister in law Virginia Park, sister Marian Hoyle of St Petersburg Fla. and sister in law Dr. Dorothy Mathews of Naples Florida and her son-in-law Dr. John R. Edwards of Youngstown.

Friends and family can attend a viewing at St Edwards at 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Edward’s Church 240 Tod Lane Youngstown, Oh. 44504.

 The family requests that Memorial Contributions be made to Stein Hospice 1200 Sycamore Line Sandusky Oh. 44870 or Cleveland Clinic- Taussig Cancer Center 10201 Carnegie Ave. Cleveland, Oh. 44106.

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