Joe Otte Memorial Fund

About the Memorial fund…

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The Joe Otte Memorial Fund was established by Joe’s mother, Mary Ann Otte, in 2013 following his death by an accidental drug overdose. He was 31 years old. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support for educational events and activities designed to raise awareness about the causes and risks associated with addiction. The fund also provides various supports and services to individuals recovering from substance abuse disorders including such programs as the New Philadelphia Municipal Recovery Court developed and governed by Judge Nanette VonAllman. The fund is administered by the ADAMHS Board.

About Joe…

Joe was born and raised in the area and graduated from New Philadelphia High School. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends, especially playing with his nephews, Kaine and Karsen in addition to his niece, Sophia. He developed an interest in the oil and gas industry through his relationship with a close family friend, Larry Mushrush and eventually became a member of the Pipe Liners Local 798. His employment took him to numerous states including Texas, Florida, the Dakotas, New York, Louisiana and Georgia and resided in Pennsylvania for a period of time. One of Joe’s pastimes included building birdhouses. Joe attended New Pointe Community Church. He also became active in Alcoholics Anonymous and developed numerous friendships with other recovering individuals. Joe was loved by everyone who came to know him. Joe’s family still resides in the New Philadelphia area including his brothers, Sam and Luke, and their families. Joe’s loving father, John E. Otte, passed away in 2000.

About Mary Ann…

Mary Ann Otte is a lifelong resident of the area and is currently employed by the City of New Philadelphia. She attends New Pointe Community Church. She volunteers her time as a Board Member of the New Philadelphia Municipal Recovery Court as well as with the ADAMHS Board’s CARY project (Connecting with At-Risk Youth) in an attempt to educate young people about the dangers of drug abuse by sharing her experiences and insights with them. For information about the CARY project or if you’re interested in volunteer opportunities please contact the ADAMHS Board at 330.364.6488.