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Albert M. Otzel


Albert M. “Albie” Otzel, 70, of Lower Swatara Twp., died on Thursday, June 29, 2017 in Harrisburg Hospital. 
 Albie was born in Harrisburg on June 23, 1947 to Albert C. and Margaret Sinkovitz Otzel .

He was a self-employed painter. He attended St. John’s Roman Catholic School, graduated from Steelton-Highspire High School and was a devoted Rollers fan. He attended the former St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, Steelton and was a member of the Lower Swatara Lions Club and a former member of the Capital City Cruisers and the Blue Moon Cruisers. Albie was a very giving person to all his family and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Yvonne M. Black. 

Albert is survived by his wife Sandra L. Lipiec Otzel; two brothers Thomas J. Otzel (Debra) of Highspire, and Michael A. Otzel of Middletown; one sister Monica O. Mehalick (Joe) of Chambers Hill; numerous nieces and nephews; and one brother-in-law Earl J. Lipiec (Judith) of Middletown. 

Funeral services will be held on Thursday July 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Wiedeman Funeral Home, 357 South 2nd Street, Steelton, with the Rev Ted J. Keating officiating. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 5 from 6 to 8 p.m., and also on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m., both in the funeral home. 

Burial will be in Churchville Cemetery, Oberlin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Greater Harrisburg, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111, or The American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17043.