OTIS age 78. Died September 20, 2016. He was born Joel Alan Ostasek, in Cleveland, Ohio to Joseph (Ostasek) and mother Emily "Molly" (Pokorney), and was a long time resident of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Joel became a Master Electrician and was a 57-year member of the IBEW. Joel was a 50-year honored Mason and received the Knight of the York Cross of Honor. Joel is survived by his wife, Laura (Kempert), son Gregory (Angie), step-daughter Bethany (Jeff) Criscione, and step-son Brian (Julie) Nichols, and four grandchildren: Jessie, Cory and Claire Otis, and Nichole Criscione. His first wife, Sally (Dickerson) Whitledge, also survives him. Joel's sister, Carol, his son Jason, daughter, Dana (Daywit), and second wife, Jane (Duvendack) Nichols are deceased. His memorial service is Sunday, October 30, 2016, 1 to 4 pm., at the Chagrin Falls Golden Gate Masonic Temple, handicap accessible, 11W. Washington St. A reception follows. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a memorial contribution in Joel's name to Solon United Methodist Church Foundation, Music Fund, 5540 S.O.M. Center Rd., Solon, OH 44139 or to the National Audubon Society, Attn: Tribute Gifts, 225 Varick St., 7th Floor, NY, New York 10014.
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