Louise Trainor Ott

Septem­ber 15, 2017

The Times-Tribune - - Obituaries -

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.

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