Bernard E. Ott

June 28, 1925 - December 23, 2017
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Bernard Edwin Ott died December 23, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Ott was born in Galveston, Texas on June 28, 1925, to Charles and Tina Ott. He was a proud graduate of Kirwin High School, where he was a star football player. He went on to play football for Texas A&M University, Class of ‘46, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets. Before graduation, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in service of World War II. Bernard married the love of his life, Bunnie Ott, on April 20, 1943. They were blessed with eight children as they made their life in Galveston. Bernard was a devoted son, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle.

His family and Catholic faith were the focal points of his life. Bernard loved hunting and fishing with his boys, Aggie football, and his Country. He also had a love of travel that gave his children and grandchildren countless fond memories of seeing the world. Bernard’s wife, children, and grandchildren were his top priorities. He was a volunteer coach of baseball and football, and rarely missed any of his children’s, or grandchildren’s, games or activities. He was dedicated to his family business, Ott Monument Works, which he worked at up until a few months ago. Bernard never met a stranger and had an instant connection to all he met.

He was preceded in death by his “Girl,” Bunnie Louise Ott; parents, Charles and Tina Ott; mother-in-law and father-in-law, James and Myrtle Hawkins; his son-in-law, Harold Thompson; and his grandson, Mason Sebastian Ott.

He is survived by his children: Marshall Ott, and wife, Angie; Richard Ott and wife, Patricia; Linda Ott-Thompson; Terry Ott and wife, Linda; Danny Ott and wife, Monica; Mark Ott and wife, Tami; Denise Ott; Craig Ott and wife, Sheila; grandchildren: David Berns, Christine Munger, Michelle Willette, Jerry Ricci Ott, Christina Delaney, Emily Ott, Meredith Crawford, Andrea Wimberley, Liesl Hays, Marta Ott, Jennifer Ott Roth, Avery Preston, Elise Worthen, Brick Pomeroy IV, Erik Ott, Kyle Ott, numerous nieces, nephews, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank Bernard’s most warmhearted and faithful caregivers: Consuelo Martinez, Gabriela Moran, Jennifer Moran, Marian Martinez, Elsa Maltez, and Lillian Martinez; Medical team: Dr. Nancy Hughes and Dr. Lee Grumbles; A-Med Hospice team, especially Stacey Villarreal, Paula Johnson, Kim Hunter and Douglas; and Eucharistic Minister, Peter Villarreal.

Pallbearers will be Bernard’s six sons and and two grandsons, Erik and Kyle Ott. Honorary pallbearers will be David Berns, Jerry Ricci Ott, Brick Pomeroy IV, and Mason Sebastian Ott.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Galveston with a funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.

In memory of Bernard donations can be given to A-Med Hospice Care, Texas A&M 12th Man Foundation or Holy Family Catholic Parish.

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church


1010 35th St. & Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church


1010 35th St. & Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Galveston Memorial Park


7301 Memorial Drive
Hitchcock, TX 77563

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Donation Information

Holy Family Parish

Phone: 409.762.9646

1010 35th Street
Galveston, TX 77550
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Born: June 28, 1925
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Carol & John George (Carol Olivier) posted on 1/8/18

Linda we were so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad and offer you our thoughts and prayers.


Sheryl A Green posted on 1/2/18

Dear Linda and family, I was very sorry to learn about your father's passing as he was such a delightful man. You were all great children to care for him in his old age. May he rest in peace. God Bless You All. Sincerely, Sheryl Green


Theresa Babineaux posted on 12/30/17

Dear Family, My condolences to all of you in this time of sadness. He created a special angel monument for me many many years ago. Many times we have talked together, he always wanted to know how I have been doing.


Perry Giles posted on 12/28/17

I am so sorry for your loss. Bernie was always a favorite of mine back in the day. I have fond memories of a great guy.


Barb Malone posted on 12/27/17

Dear Linda and family--I always enjoyed talking to Mr. Ott when he called the office in Broadview. I hope warm memories of your dad will pull you through this sad time. God bless you.


Richard Ruiz posted on 12/26/17

I'm sorry for your loss. Bernard was such a fine person.


Cliff Leonard posted on 12/26/17

So very sad about the passing of Mr. Ott. My deepest condolences for his family. It was always such a joy to visit with him at the yearly Ott Christmas party. We always talked about hunting. He is now and will always be such a fine person and gentleman to me, and always live on in my mind. Saddened that I can’t be there to honor him at his service.


Dorothy Jones posted on 12/26/17

Sincere condolences to the Ott Family. Regardless of age, it is always difficult when your parents go home to our Heavenly Father.


Paul Cavazos posted on 12/26/17

Such a great man I had the privilege of knowing in my lifetime. Mr. Ott was always a gentleman and always had a positive attitude. Mr. and Mrs. Ott always had a smile on their face and would always take the time to ask how you were doing. May you Rest In Peace.


Betty Crowder posted on 12/26/17

So very sorry for your loss. Mr. Ott was a true gentleman and good friend to our family for so many years. His kindness will be missed. Jim an Betty Crowder


Paul Bohn posted on 12/26/17

Bernard Ott was a great man, a great friend and a wonderful roll model. I'm so glad I was lucky enough to know him a well as I did. WOW, what a man. No words are good enough to do his life justice.


The Schaaf Family posted on 12/26/17

Rest in peace, Mr. Ott. Yours was a life well lived. You were respected by your community, admired by your friends and loved by your family. You were a successful businessman who was the epitome of integrity and christian virtue. Galveston will miss you although your legacy lives on.


Tommy Henderson posted on 12/26/17

Mr. Ott was a fine and good man. The world is a better place for him being in it for as long as he was. Godspeed and God bless.


Skip Medina posted on 12/26/17

What a wonderful person Mr. Ott was. We are praying for the entire Ott family. Skip and Janet Medina


Lee Biondo posted on 12/26/17

I knew Mr. Ott through the friendship I had with his daughter Linda. Even I, as a young, crazy and dumb teenager, realized that one day, when I grew up, that I wanted to be the kind of husband and father Mr. Ott was. I can only imagine how much he will be missed. Great Person!!! Great Family !!


David Hern & Famiy posted on 12/26/17

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.


Tom Knapp posted on 12/25/17

To the Ott Family: We have truly lost a dear friend and a true gentleman. I have the highest respect for this gracious and truly professional man. May the Holy Spirit surround you with peace and comfort. I know your father was welcomed with open arms as he entered Heaven. God bless each and every one of you.


Lopez posted on 12/25/17

Condolences to the family. What a man!!! I read all obits I like reading about what people accomplished, stood for, and loved in life. I even read them out loud to my family, if they are impressive like this one. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Mr Ott but wished I had I bet he had many stories /experiences that he had to share. When finished reading this well written and sweet obit I thought what a full life!! That is life, yes it is..