Louise Trainor Ott
September 15, 2017
Mrs. Louise (nee Trainor) Ott, 90, of Scranton, Pa., passed away Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at her home surrounded by loving family and friends.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes Barre, Pa. A funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by interment at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Cemetery, Shavertown, Pa.
Mrs. Ott lived in Wilkes Barre, residing there for many years before moving to Scranton five years ago. She was a loving mother/grandmother to her cherished children and grandchildren. She is survived by her beloved children, Bernard; Robert, his wife, Donna; her grandchildren, Christopher, his wife, Abigail; Thomas and Brian. She was predeceased by her devoted husband, Bernard.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Louise was the only daughter of Mark and Louise (nee Ney) Trainor. Her grandparents were co-owners of Stafford & Trainor, a clothier in Wilkes Barre that evolved into the Hub department store.
She graduated from St. Mary’s High School and attended Temple University in Philadelphia.
Louise met her husband, Bernard, employed by Western Electric and was a Bell Telephone operator at the time. In 1962, she obtained her real estate license and began a more than 30 plus year career with Lewith & Freeman as an agent/broker. A leading broker for the company, she achieved many sales awards and distinctive performance records.
In addition to her busy work/life, she was dedicated to the Democratic Club in Wilkes-Barre, a delegate to the DNC for President Carter’s election, board chairperson of Industrial Development Authority of Luzerne County, chairwoman, Luzerne County Board of Assistance, on the board of Redevelopment Authority of Luzerne County and involved with inauguration of Pennsylvania’s seat belt program. She was a member of King’s College Century Club.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 366 N. Main Ave., Taylor, PA 18517, for their outstanding staff of people exemplifying “compassion and care” or a charity of your choice.
For directions or to send online condolences, please visit www.natandgawlas.com.