MISSOULA, Montana — There will be no funeral services for Otto VonGrey, 45, who died unexpectedly in his home Aug. 18 in Missoula, Montana. A private gathering will be held at a later date.
He was born on Feb. 8, 1972 in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Otto lived in Claremont, New Hampshire and later moved to Vergennes where he joined a work program to continue his high school education.
He lived in Burlington, Colchester and in South Hero, before he moved to Bozeman, Montana and later settled in Missoula, Montana where he worked at Spectrum Aquatics as a supervisor in shipping.
In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, listening to his favorite RR music, playing his guitar, writing songs and going to concerts. He also played in local bands.
Those who knew him described him as very honest, hard working, funny, caring and he had a love for dogs.
He is survived by his mother Arlene (Higgins) Staples, her husband John of Hartland; stepsister Robynn Staples of Hartland; his childhood friend whom he considered a brother Ian Tolliver of Claremont, New Hampshire; four uncles; Peter Higgins of Pennsylvania, Michael Steup of New York, John Steup of Oregon, and Dan Overton of New York; three aunts; Eileen Hayes of Missouri, Lorraine Coleman of New York, Lori Nitchals of Washington; and many cousins; and his best friends Ian Lindsay and Haddie Rumpel of Montana.
He was predeceased by his grandparents Frederick and Maureen of New York.
Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Lucy MacKenzie Human Society in Windsor.
The family is being assisted locally by Cabot Funeral Home. An online guest book can be found at cabotfh.com