Ottilie Schmid Sanders, 92, of Monroe Township, passed away peacefully at home on August 13, 2019. A funeral service will be held at Bradley, Haeberle & Barth Funeral Home, 1100 Pine Ave., in Union on Friday, August 16th at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Hollywood Memorial Park. Friend are invited to visit from 10 to 11am prior to the service.
Born in Newark, the daughter of German immigrant parents, Karl and Emma Schmid, Ottilie graduated from West Side High School in 1945. She had also lived in Scotch Plains and Monmouth Beach before moving to Monroe twenty years ago. She was the Corporate Secretary at the family business, Sanders Roofing Co., Inc. She retired in 2005 after 40 years of service. Ottilie was active in her church and in her earlier years was the president of the PTO. She was an avid cat lover and enjoyed needlepoint and trips to Atlantic City. Ottilie also enjoyed the beach and travelling on the family yacht, the “Ottilie S.” along the east coast.
Ottilie was the beloved wife of 62 years to Ralph. She was the loving mother of Richard, the late Matthew, and the late Paul. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Richard, Ericka, Brielle, Amy Lee, Matthew, Kimberly and Lee Taylor, 2 great grandchildren, loving cousins and all other relatives and close friends. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ottilie’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.