Otto C. Mechler

September 21, 1926 – December 15, 2021. 

Otto C. Mechler was born and raised in Rochester, New York and remained a proud and active member of the Penfield community throughout his entire life. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II in Europe. He was a member of the Braman American Legion Post #1229 and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8495. He married Elizabeth “Betty” Pugsley on September 1, 1950 and they raised their four sons in Penfield.

During his career, Otto proudly served as the Penfield Fire Commissioner and Penfield Fire Co. President, and remained a member of the Penfield Fire Co. and the Penfield Exempt Firemen’s Association. He also enjoyed his time as past member and president of the Penfield Rotary Club. After 42 years of service at Rochester Gas & Electric, Otto retired in 1988, giving him more time on the golf course and more time to spend with his cherished family and friends.

Otto was predeceased by his beloved wife of 49 years, Betty Mechler, and his sister Marianne Montgomery. He is survived by his children David (Joanna) Mechler, Timothy (Karen) Mechler, Scott Mechler, and Brian Mechler; daughter-in-law Susan Richardson; his brother Robert (Barbara) Mechler; his brother-in-law Sherman Montgomery; his grandchildren Erick Mechler, Gary Mechler, Roland Mechler, Lisa Mechler, Jeremiah Mechler, Jennifer (Richard) Nguyen, and Alex Mechler; 6 great grandchildren; his partner of 20 years, Doreen Dayton; and many nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends are invited to call at Jennings, Nulton & Mattle Funeral Home at 1704 Penfield Road, Penfield on Monday December 20, 2021 from 3pm-7pm. Otto’s funeral service will be held at the same location on Tuesday December 21, 2021 at 10am. Those wishing to attend the service virtually can join here: Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield, immediately following the service. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Penfield Fire Company or the Camp Haccamo Foundation in honor of Otto.