Franklin B. Ott, obituary photo
 
In Memory of

Franklin B. Ott,

May 3, 1921 - March 20, 2015

Obituary


Franklin B. Ott M.D., 93, passed away peacefully at home, with family present, on Friday evening March 20, 2015. He was pre-deceased last year by Claire, his loving wife of 68 years and by their son Jeffrey in 2011. Frank is survived by his brother Richard (Joan) Ott, four children, Richard (Wanda) Ott M.D., Paul (Therese) Ott, David (Debbie) Ott and Cindy (John) Thesing as well as 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Dr. Ott enlisted in the Army during W.W. II while in medical school and served in the reserve for several years after...

Franklin B. Ott M.D., 93, passed away peacefully at home, with family present, on Friday evening March 20, 2015. He was pre-deceased last year by Claire, his loving wife of 68 years and by their son Jeffrey in 2011. Frank is survived by his brother Richard (Joan) Ott, four children, Richard (Wanda) Ott M.D., Paul (Therese) Ott, David (Debbie) Ott and Cindy (John) Thesing as well as 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Dr. Ott enlisted in the Army during W.W. II while in medical school and served in the reserve for several years after the war. He developed a successful practice in New Jersey but fell in love with South Florida yet would not move here until St Coleman's opened a Catholic School in 1958. Despite a busy 7 days a week practice, he would frequently be seen ushering at St. Coleman's Sunday masses.
Dr. Ott was a proud member of the Broward County Medical Association and served as President of the Medical Staff at Holy Cross and Chief of Staff at Cypress Community Hospital. He was known by his colleagues as an exceptional diagnostician and was the first physician in our community to add acupuncture to his practice in order to help his patients with chronic pain. He fully retired from medicine at age 70 but continued reading and discussing his medical journals until his vision would no longer allow it. His family came first but he never lost his passion for medicine.

A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 9:30 AM on Saturday, March 28th at St John the Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cardinal Gibbon's High School Development Fund.

Our family wants to acknowledge and thank Marva Williams, who gave loving care to our father on a daily basis during his last 31/2 years. We so appreciate the exceptional support she gave both our parents in their declining years.