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This one stings alittle and it's tough to find the words to post here. Jimmy Otting AKA Hooks By Rollcast is another one taken to soon.  Always went out his way to make everyone's else's life easier.  Always supported fundraising efforts here at SOL.  The world lost a great husband, father, friend and fisherman.  Usually talked to him weekly, mostly trading smoking ideas for our smokers.  He will be missed by many.  RIP brother.

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James “Jimmy” Robert Otting passed away on June 5, too young, at the age of 45. He was born on October 5, 1976 at Virtua Mt Holly to Mike and Hope Otting of Burlington NJ. He graduated from Burlington Township High School in 1995. Shortly after, he joined the Army National Reserve for 6 years and finished as an E3. In 1996, he started his career at Burlington Township Public Works, where he worked for over 25 years. He is survived by his wife whom he loved and treasured Heather Otting, his daughter, Madison who he absolutely adored and was beyond proud of, and sons Christopher and John Brody. Grandparents Nana (Nancy A Smith) Grammy (Dottie Drangula) and Grandfather Jim Owens. His In laws Diane Owens (Neil) Tom Sasaki (Andrea) Eric Sasaki (Kelly), Brad Sasaki (Shawna.) Many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, his Burlington Township crew, Public Works family, Jim Brennan and Gina Ludwig (witnesses of their wedding,) Gone Fishing, 3 Beers Gone, and BMX friends. Jimmy had a special way of building strong relationships with people and had more friends than can respectfully be named here without missing a special bond he formed with so many! He is predeceased by his Pop (Earl R Smith), Jeannine, and two brothers Mike and John. Those that knew Jimmy loved him for his free spirit and fun loving nature. He would give you the shirt off his back. He loved his family, fishing, grilling, the beach, morning coffee with his Zoey, bikes, long boarding, surfing, beer, the outdoors, skiing (once a year,) Beastie Boys, flannels, and custom sneakers especially Vans. This loss to so many means no longer seeing or hearing the funny antics and sometimes-shocking words that he became known for throughout his life. He will be dearly missed by so many. The family invites you to come celebrate Jimmy for laughs, tears, lyrical styling and fellowship. A visitation will be held on Friday at Page Funeral Home, 302 E. Union Street, Burlington from 3-6pm. A brief family reflection will begin at 6pm. Please dress casually as that is what Jimmy would want. Jeans and vans are highly encouraged! In lieu of flowers a trust will be established for his family for future endeavors. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to his family from www.pagefuneralhome.com. #lifecelebrationbypage.

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It still just seems so unreal , this one really hurts as did the passing of Eddie (Striper Crazy)

This ones so hard to accept, he was like a big brother to me I could talk to him about anything and he was always the voice of reason  

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8 hours ago, nchit said:

It still just seems so unreal , this one really hurts as did the passing of Eddie (Striper Crazy)

This ones so hard to accept, he was like a big brother to me I could talk to him about anything and he was always the voice of reason  

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He was like a big brother to many, a voice of reason to many more.

 

There aren't many people who can wear different hats.  Jimmy could and succeeded in everyone he wore.

 

 

Same with the shoes :laugh:

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41 mins ago, linesider69 said:

Im still at a loss for words.

It was tough reading the obitch last night and I think at that point it started sinking in. :(

Edited by DerrickT

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19 hours ago, linesider69 said:

Im still at a loss for words.

Big hugs brother 

Much love as always to you and family

 

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Wow, so sorry to hear about his passing.  Rollcast has been around here like forever and always enjoyed his posts.

 

RIP Jimmy

Edited by GeoffT

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Rest in peace my friend.

I'm shocked and saddened by this news. 

Jimmy was a top shelf kinda guy who went far above and beyond for anything and everything he ever did. He was always one of the first guys to chime in and send me stuff for whatever I was doing on here to help others. The Food Flings, and all the other many fundraisers we did. 

I would call him after work to thank him for whatever package I received from him,  and an hour later one of us would say, " Jeez, I gotta get off the phone.", after we had discussed so many things and laughed our arses off. I'm sorry that I'll not have the chance to do that again.

My greatest sympathy's to his family. Great man gone, far to young.

 

John

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