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Frank Hamilton Otway

Frank Hamilton Otway

4/21/2022

Frank Hamilton Otway, the beloved husband of Isabel “Tommie” Otway, was born in St. George, Grenada, British West Indies 3/1/1923 and passed peacefully at home in Orange City, FL on 4/21/2022 at 99 years old. He joins in heaven his parents, Claude & Verna Otway, his sisters, Doris Cannan & Patricia Reed, his 5 children, Dale, Gary, Christine (Cline), Lyris & Robert Otway, his 3 grandchildren, Glenn Otway & Elaine Otway (Dale & Leigh) , Nicole Gaudreau (Gary) and his great-grandchild, Tori Otway (Glenn).

He leaves behind:

His cherished wife of 80 years-Tommie Otway

Daughter-in-law-Leigh Otway (Dale)

Grandchildren/[Great-Grands]/{Great-Greats}:

(Dale’s) Debbie Bowes-[Jordan & Katie Bowes]; Diane Otway-[Daleigh, Matthew, Nicholas Thames]; Ryan(& Sarah) Otway-[Samantha Delaney, Hayden Otway]; Michael(& Jamie) Otway-[Sydney Stover, Haley Davis{Lane}, Sonny Davis {Remington}, Navin & Trenton Otway] Glenn’s kids-[Kyleigh, Tyler & Lexi Otway]

(Gary’s) Nicole Gaudreau [Brianna & Bryce Gaudreau]

(Christine’s) Beau Cline, Tyler(& Kelly) Cline-[Ryleigh, Bailey], Liz Cline[Sonny Gardner]

(Lyris’) Heather Taylor-[Spencer & Sophie Taylor], Jeanne(& Keith) Wallace-[Madison & Benji Wallace]


He was raised in East Orange, NJ and graduated from E. Orange HS in 1941

He married the love of his life, Tommie, Feb 6, 1942

US Marine Corp 1943-1946-Coached Marine’s 8th svcs basketball team-Won Armed forces Olympics

Graduated Rider University in Trenton, NJ 1951 B.S. in Business Administration

-Varsity Basketball 1949-1951, Co-Captain 1950, Captain 1951, MVP 1951


Worked for Wesson Oil 1951-1955 - Regional Sales Manager 1955

Left for Joe Lowe Corp (they were a bakery and ice cream supply business famous for the promotion of the Popsicle) in 1956. Left for Columbus, OH

Joined Cooper-Mattei Co (china & glass) 1959-1964 as partner and VP Sales

Schaefer’s Wholesale Bakery 1964-President and CEO


Community Activities and Accomplishments:

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce-President, 1972; Director, VP of Economic Development

Junior Achievement-President, 1970-71, 76-77; Board of Directors

Ohio Chamber of Commerce-Board of Directors; Executive Committee Member

Ohio Bakers Association-President, 1971; Board of Directors

Tri-State Bakers Club-President 1972

Rotary Club of Springfield-Board of Directors

American Society of Bakery Engineers-President 1979-80

American Bakers Association-Chairman, Political Action Committee

VP Tecumsah Council Boy Scouts of America

Oakland Presbyterian Church-Board of Trustees 1968-1974

Springfield Symphony-Board of Trustees 1968-1972

United Way-President 1975; Campaign Chairman 1973; Board of Directors

Director-Banc Ohio/ First National Bank

Director-Sweet Manufacturing Co

St. Johns Nursing Home-Board of Trustees

Chairman Clark County Republican Committee

Member-Northminster Presbyterian Church


Services will be held Friday 4/29/2022 at 11:00 at Orange City United Methodist Church, 396 E. University Ave. Orange City, FL 32763

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