Bayonne officials and residents are mourning the sudden death of a long-time Bayonne firefighter on March 11.
“It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Bayonne Firefighter Otto Weber,” Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver announced.
According to Weaver, Weber was a member of Tower Ladder 2, Group 3, and a 22-year veteran of the Bayonne Fire Department. Weber died at his home in the Ramtown section of Howell Township.
“Otto was a 22-year veteran of the Bayonne Fire Department and a friend to us all, a good family man, and a talented firefighter,” Weaver said. “Otto was always ready to help anyone with any project while working in the firehouse or while off duty. On behalf of the Bayonne Fire Department, we offer our sincerest condolences to his family.”
Mayor James Davis also issued a statement following Weber’s passing, noting he was a “good man” who was “well-liked.”
“A sad day today in Bayonne as we have lost one of our firefighters,” Davis said. “Otto Weber was a good firefighter and a good man. He worked at City Hall Station 3 and was well-liked by all. I saw him working at numerous fires, most recently at the 18th Street fire on 9/11/21, and was impressed with how hard he worked. On behalf of the entire City of Bayonne, I want to extend my condolences to Otto’s family and to the entire Bayonne Fire Department on this terrible loss for our community. Rest In Peace, Otto.”
Weber, a husband and father, was born in Union, grew up in Fords, and lived in Linden for a few years before moving to the Ramtown section of Howell in 2000. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Annmarie Weber; daughter, Christina Weber; parents, Otto and Christa Weber; sisters, Monica Shannon and her husband, Joseph of Edison and Sonia Smith and her husband, Edward; as well as his nieces and nephews, Kiersten Shannon, Caitlyn Shannon, Joseph Shannon, Jr, Kevin Smith and Erich Smith.
Visitation will be on March 16 from 3 to 7 p.m.at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road in Brick Township. A prayer service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. in the funeral home. A private cremation will conclude the services.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation at t2t.org.
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