Obituary: Otto J. Ehrlich

     Mr. Otto J. Ehrlich, 83, passed away in Nacogdoches on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. He was born on March 19, 1929 in Camp Ruby, Texas to parents, JT Ehrlich and Vera Adams Ehrlich. His Celebration of Life service will be on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel at 3:00 pm with Dr. Bill Gandin officiating. Military rites of the United States Navy will be offered in the chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery.

     Otto is preceded in death by both his parents.

     He is survived by his high school sweet heart of 61 years, Marian Wright Ehrlich; son, Kurt Ehrlich of Carrollton, Texas; daughter, Donna Concidine and husband James of Broaddus; brother, Dr. James Ehrlich of Ft. Worth.

     Otto attended school in Livingston, Texas until his family moved to Austin where he graduated from Austin High School in 1947. He went on as a graduate from UT with a BBA in accounting. After his graduation from UT he was called to active duty with the Navel Reserves and war ordered to serve aboard the USS Darby for 21 months during the Korean War. Later he went back to school and earned his CPA Certificate. After working for UT in Austin he accepted a position as Business Manager with SFA University in 1968. Otto worked at SFA for 21 years as interim Vice President for Financial Affairs and Comptroller. Since his retirement he enjoyed his morning coffee groups. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, and sports. Otto was known as a fanatic for UT Football, too! Otto had been a member of the University of Texas Ex’s, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountant, Piney Woods Men’s Golf Association and SFA Alumni Association. Otto will be sorely missed by those who loved him most.

     Visitation will be on Saturday, July 14 from 2-3 pm prior to the service. Memorial donations may be offered to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, Texas 75701 or Bank of America, C/O American Heart Association Memorial, Po Box 84115, Dallas, Texas 75284. The family would also, like to give “special thanks” to the Staff at Stallings Court for the loving care they gave Otto while he was there.

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     Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas

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