Age 59, of Penn Hills, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018. Beloved husband of Sandra (Pezzillo); loving father of Carly; son of Nancy and the late Jack Otte; brother of Cindi Sundin, Suzanne Sundin, John Otte and the late Kevin Otte; Jeff was son-in-law of the late Carl and Lucy Pezzillo; brother-in-law of Carol Milsovic, Debbie Santorella and Michele Paese, and Jeff will always be fondly remembered as “Uncle Nerd Dude” to Nikki, Shari, Bryan, Melissa, and Ricky.
Many in the QA profession know Jeff Otte as a member of the American Society for Quality, where he served the Pittsburgh Section in various capacities for 30 years. Jeff also taught the Certified Quality Manager of Organizational Excellence course for 22 years.
He also owned Otte Training and Consulting for over 15 years. However, throughout his career, he was employed by Westinghouse R&D, Halliburton NUS, Neville Chemical and USS. Jeff spent the final years of his career with the good people of Extrel CMS, where he served as the companies Quality, Safety, and Compliance Manager.
Anyone who knew Jeff knew that he was amazingly brilliant and subtly hilarious. He was always patient and kind. He was a scientist, a gardener, a winemaker, an educator, a coin collector, and a good friend to all who knew him. He will be remembered for his gentle spirit and devotion to his family, who always came first.
Jeff and Sandy met at 17 when he tutored her in geometry. Shortly thereafter, they became high school sweethearts and have been together for over 40 years.
As a father, Jeff was endlessly supportive, encouraging, and he was always present. Jeff and Carly shared the same sense of humor, and his wit is a part of him that she will always carry with her.
The Ottes’ often entertained friends and family each year with a Wine Tasting Event Under the Tent at their home, for the tapping of Jeff’s wine in the Spring. In keeping with that tradition, Sandy and Carly will host a celebration of Jeff’s life when this years wine is ready in May.
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