D'Elia Funeral Home

Route 70 & Vermont Avenue, Lakewood, NJ


Robert "Bob" Ottmer

June 22, 1927March 15, 2020

Robert "Bob" Ottmer, age 92, of Toms River, New Jersey passed away peacefully on Sunday March 15, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Toms River. Bob was born and raised in Union City, NJ and spent most of his adult life in Lakewood, NJ. He served in the US Army during World War II in Germany. Mr. Ottmer was the owner/ operator of both Ottmer's Saw Service and Ottmer's Iron Den both in Lakewood, NJ. He was an avid bowler and was known for his ability to make origami out of money. He was a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all.

Mr. Ottmer is predeceased by his wife, Carol P. Ottmer, previous wife, Ethel S. Ottmer, parents, Fred and Edith Ottmer, brothers, Roger and Roy and son, Roger C. Ottmer.

He is survived by his daughter Laura Berger and her husband Jeff, granddaughter, Ashley, three nieces a nephew and his extended step family.

Arrangements are under the direction of the D'Elia Funeral Home 1300 Vermont Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701. Cremation will be held privately. A memorial service will be scheduled soon, please check the funeral home website for updates.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in Bob's memory to the American Cancer Association.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.DEliaFuneralHome.com for the Ottmer family.


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Robert "Bob" Ottmer

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Michael Heny

March 26, 2020

Bob was the best example of making the most of life no matter what comes your way, that's something I'll never lose. I loved him until the end of the world for giving my Grandmother such a happy final stretch in life.

All of the love and great memories he shared with the rest of us is just to me (a pocket full of) spare change.

Love you Bob--keep writing those poems, bending those nickels, folding those dollars, working on that six pack...

While we: Waltz Across Texas with You

Nancy Liguori

March 18, 2020

Dear Mr. Bob, you will surely be missed. Loved your stories. RIP my dear friend. Laura, all my love. Just call if you need or want anything. He was a great man and will be missed. All my love , Nancy

Shelly Perlmutter

March 18, 2020

Dear Laura,
Mr. Bob and your whole family have been part of my life since we've been backyard neighbors in Lakewood since the 60's. I can still hear the sounds of weights, Roger's javelin training cable and the sound of ping pong, as your Dad and I would play that game late into the summer nights ...!
He led a blessed life and he will surely be missed. May Bob's memory be a blessing to all who knew him.
With abundant love to you and your family, Shelly Perlmutter

René Abin

March 17, 2020

Proof of his amazing origami skills! ❤️ I will cherish this forever, along with all the wonderful memories our families shared. Rest in Peace Mr. Bob. 🙏♥️ Always in my heart. ❤️❤️💔

James Santiago

March 17, 2020

Dear Laura and family, I will miss your Dad terribly he has been a part of my life since I was 16 years old. I looked up to him as a second Dad and loved him and will miss him .

Karen Cranmer

March 16, 2020

Dear Bob, you are going to be missed.. I am going to miss your charm and witt. Your poems and you just being you. It was a pleasure to be able to take you to your favorite place, the dollar store. Having you come over for dinner or a BBQ in the summer. You are now an angel, so keep on watching over all of us. RIP my dear.

Ray Pettit

March 16, 2020

Rest in peace Mr. Bob you were truly one of a kind.


March 16, 2020

Sorry. To here about dad. Take one day at a time.

Judy Brown

March 16, 2020


Laura Berger

March 16, 2020

God speed to my amazing Father! I love Daddy and will miss you forever!