Wayne J. Otis, 64, of Gardiner, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at his home. Born on April 21, 1954, in Kingston, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Schneller) Otis. Wayne married Laurie A. Barclay on June 7, 1975, in Gardiner. They spent 43 happy years together.
He was employed by the Town of Gardiner as a Maintenance Technician, specializing in heavy machinery mechanics and repair.
Wayne was the Chapter President of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the Antique Truck Club of America, Inc. He loved to work with the old trucks. Wayne was always available to friends and family for help with their cars. He was even able to diagnose potential problems, long distance over the phone. Wayne was extremely generous with his knowledge and was always ready to lend a hand.
He is survived by his wife, Laurie A. (Barclay) Otis; his two sons: John S. Otis and his wife, Amber of Newport News, VA, and Aaron J. Otis and his wife, Julie of Killeen, TX; two grandchildren, James E. and Allison M. Otis also of Killeen, TX; and an uncle and several cousins.
A memorial gathering will be held at a later date, to be announced.
Copeland Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family of Wayne by visiting www.copelandfhnp.com