It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of Sandra “Sandy” Ottman. Sandy passed away on Friday, May 17, following a brief illness.
Born in Canandaigua on April 20, 1939, to Donald and Jane Smith, Sandy was raised in Victor, NY and spent her summers swimming the beautiful waters of Canandaigua Lake with her siblings and cousins.
A proud graduate of SUNY Cortland, Sandy went on to share her gifts and talents with fourth grade students for several years as a teacher in school districts throughout western New York.
Sandy married Jim Ottman in 1970 and together they raised two sons in Stafford, NY, where they attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Some of Sandy’s favorite memories were made chasing the boys around the home when they were young, tending to her to flower and herb gardens, raising goats, swimming, walking and spending many afternoons chatting with friends and neighbors on the side porch.
Sandy loved Cape Cod and spent many summer vacations there with her family. She enjoyed the beach, shopping in Brewster and loved watching sunsets over the bay. Time spent with family in the Adirondacks at Camp Here-it-is also made memories that she cherished for a lifetime. Sandy also loved spending time playing games, sharing meals and special times with her beloved brother Lane and sister-in-law Cheryl.
She will be lovingly remembered as a caring mother, grandmother, sister and was a caring friend to many.
Sandy is predeceased by her husband Jim Ottman. She is survived by her children Colin (Ann) Ottman of Hilton, NY, Nigel (Gillian) Ottman of Memphis, NY; granddaughter Ellie; stepsons Tom (Melissa) Ottman, Terry (Laurie) Cummins and Eric (Ann) Cummins; siblings Sharon (Gary) Smetana and Lane (Cheryl) Smith
Special appreciation is extended to Lane and Cheryl for their love and care that made made her last years in Victor both happy and comfortable; to her niece Jennifer, and to Sandy’s friends Sheryl and Ruth for their care and friendship.
Services will be held on Wednesday, May 22, at the Jarmusz Cotton Funeral Home in Victor, NY at 3pm.