Charles Benjamin Otero of Middletown, N.Y., dies at age 67


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Charles Benjamin Otero of Middletown, N.Y., a lifelong area resident, entered into rest on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill, N.Y. He was 67.

Son of the late Marcelano and Dolores Otero, he was born on Oct. 5, 1950, in New York, N.Y.

Charles retired from the New York State Correctional Facility in Otisville, N.Y., where he served as head cook. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1971-73. He was a member of the Wolf Pack Pool League and the Knight Riders Motorcycle Club and a member of the CSEA.

Survivors include his wife, Daralynn Otero, at home; his children, Anthony Nerys of Otisville and Alegna “Lainie” Otero of Queens, N.Y.; stepchildren, Tanya Crawford and her husband, Louis, of Matamoras, Pa., and LeAndra Coe and her husband, Bradley, of Milford, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; his sister, Harriet Otero of Bronx, N.Y.; brothers, Joseph Sanchez of Binghamton, N.Y., Junior Otero of Tennessee and Tony Otero of Middletown; numerous nieces and nephews. Charles was predeceased by his sister Alice Troche, his brother Edward Otero and stepson Dario Diaz III.

Visitation for family and friends was held Sept. 27 at the Cornelius, Dodd and Connell Funeral Home in Middletown, followed by a prayer service.

A memorial luncheon was held Sept. 28 in the Community Room in Middletown, N.Y. Cremation took place at the Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh, N.Y. Following cremation, Charles' ashes were interred in the family plot in Holy Name Cemetery, Otisville, with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-4060.



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