Albert S Ott was born on January 15, 1943, with his twin sister Loni in the small rural village of Königshofen, Germany. He was the second youngest of 9 children and, despite the hardships that WWII brought, he had fond memories of his village, his siblings, and his best friend Karl that made him into the man he was till his death on November 3, 2021.
He came to America in 1965 as a young man to explore the world where he met his wife of 53 years, Brigitte (née Schröder). They settled in Waldwick and raised two children, Thomas and Sigrid Ott, who gave him four grandchildren: Timothy, Emily, Albert, and Alexander. Albert cherished and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and shared his life experiences, his knowledge of cars, and his hometown with them and all who would listen.
Albert (Al) had a long career with NJ transit starting at the bottom as a bus mechanic and retiring as a rotating supervising foreman for many of the regional garages. He was always proud of his work ethic and never failed to provide and care for his family. If anyone was able to tell you what kind of carburetor, engine, or any make or model a car was, it was Al.
Quick with numbers, he was affectionately called a human calculator. His analytical skills were matched only with his kindness. Al was quick to lend a hand and willing to give the shirt off his back if you needed it. There is no question that if someone needed help he would be the first one there.
Al was always ready to make a joke or sing. He would raise his voice in cheer and sing with his brothers and sister in his beloved town of “Künschhoufe.” He is survived by his wife, Brigitte, his son Thomas and daughter-in-law Stella, his daughter Sigrid, grandchildren Timothy, Emily, Albert, and Alexander, his brothers and sisters Dr. Hugo Ott, Willi Ott, Sophie Brandt, Louise Schmitt, Loni Waniek, their families, and many nieces and nephews who will forever hold him close in their hearts and memories. He is preceded in death by his father Hermann, mother Emma, brothers Werner, Heinz and Joseph Ott.
“Müde kehrt ein Wanderer zurück, nach der Heimat seiner Liebe Glück“
The family will gather with friends from 12:00 to 3:00 pm on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home.