Joseph Costello Otto, Jr.

February 18, 2020
Joseph Costello Otto, Jr.

Joseph Costello Otto, Jr, 84, of Williamsburg, VA, succumbed after a brave battle with ALS, surrounded by his family at his home on February 18, 2020.

Joe is survived by his wife Rosemary of 58 years of marriage, daughters Vicki Stout and Kerry Greene, son-in-law Dennis Greene, brother James Otto, sister Katherine Danforth and his loving grandchildren, Matthew Stout, Dylan and Katelyn Greene. Joe was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.

Joe grew up in New Orleans, loving everything to do with Louisiana and LSU. He served in the Army and was stationed in Washington DC where he met his wife. After marrying, they settled in Maryland where Joe began his long career as a CPA. He enjoyed sports, taking his daughters to the Redskins games regularly for many years and later to the Cowboy games after moving to Dallas. These outings are one of his daughters’ fondest memories of their father. Joe also loved to watch his LSU Tigers play football on the weekends and genuinely enjoyed the rivalry with Dennis watching the Tennessee Volunteers.  In addition to his career in accounting, Joe could be found working as Captain Joe at the Riverboats in Busch Gardens for over 15 Years

Joe was always there to help friends with whatever they needed and was an active member of his Westgate Community, participating on the Board of Directors as the Treasurer also for 15 years.

Joe’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to the UVA ALS Clinic and the entire team in Charlottesville. Additional thanks to Jesse & Julie of Hospice of Virginia and the Bayada Home Health team for their loving care and support. But most of all, all glory, honor and thanks go to Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for never leaving Joe’s side and bringing him home peacefully.

All services will be held on Friday, February 21st at St. Bede’s Catholic Church including visitation beginning at 10:00am. Funeral Services will begin promptly at 11:00am with reception to celebration and honor Joe’s life in the Church Commons.

Flowers should be sent to Bucktrout Funeral Home, but the family suggests that donations be made to the ALS Association in lieu of flowers to honor all these patients in hopes of one day finding a cure.


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  • February 21, 2020
    Pam Bondurant says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone.