Sophie R. Tatara Ott

October 3rd, 1923 - May 4th, 2018

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     Sophie R. (Tatara) Ott, 94, of Erie, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 at St. Mary’s Home of Erie.

     She was born on October 3, 1923 in Erie, daughter of the late Ludwig and Mary (Wojcik) Tatara.

     Sophie was employed at Johnson Controls for many years retiring in 1981.  She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Church.

     Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Leo F. Ott; sisters, Cecelia Prezwicki, Genevieve Tatara, Helen Palermo, Sister Ruth Tatara and Sister Sylvia Tatara; brothers, Al, Tony, Edward, Joseph, Stanley, Leo Tatara.

     She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Thomas and husband Gerald of St. Petersburg, Fla.; son, Ronald Ott, wife Cindie of Richmond, VA; grandchildren, Daryl Ott and his wife Jessica, Eric Ott, John Ott and his wife Lauren and Lindsey Ott; step granddaughter, Wendy Huerbin and many nieces and nephews.

     Friends may call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street at Greengarden Boulevard on Tuesday from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and are invited to attend a funeral mass at Our Lady of Peace Church, 2401 West 38th Street on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.  

     Private burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

     Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505.