Colin Geoffrey Ottinger Colin Geoffrey Ottinger

Colin Geoffrey Ottinger, 28, of Salisbury Township passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his bedside on Friday, August 12, 2016 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Born in Reading, he was the beloved son of Joseph G. and Charlene E. (Fink) Ottinger with whom he resided. A cancer survivor diagnosed at the early age of 12, Colin attended Salisbury Middle School where he was a member of the soccer team. He was an active participant of the Salisbury Youth Association and was a gifted striker for a travel soccer team before becoming ill. Colin was a member of the National Honor Society and the 2006 graduating class at Salisbury High School. He continued his education at Ursinus College, Collegeville majoring in English and minored in Music graduating in 2011 Summa Cum Laude. After fighting back from his illness and numerous surgeries, Colin was excited to be starting a new job with Scribes America working with the Lehigh Valley Physicians Group. A talented artist who was self taught, he was an award recipient and accepted artist at the New Hope Art League Juried Art Show. An author of two published fiction books, he had written a third and was beginning work on a fourth. In his spare time, Colin could often be found at Putt U, Center Valley with his dad, honing their miniature golf skills. In 2011 he won the Individual Championship Tournament and this year he and his dad won the Best Score Tournament. He has played there more than 400 times, most recently participating in The U.S. Open of Miniature Golf this past May. Colin got to travel the world a little bit and make wonderful memories, when he and his family received a cruise to the Caribbean from Dream Come True a few years ago.

Survivors: Parents; sister, Lindsay Ottinger and her husband Daniel Swavely of Lower Saucon Township; treasured nieces, Ava and Mila; half-brother, Jonathan Wiltrout of NC; paternal grandmother, Dolores (Foley) Ottinger of Warminster; uncles; aunts; cousins; therapy dog, Arya. Colin was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, maternal grandparents and his beloved therapy dog, Buddie who was his partner for 15 years.

Funeral Service 12:00PM Tuesday in the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th & Hamilton Sts., Allentown. Call 10:00AM to 12:00PM Tuesday in the funeral home.

Interment is Private.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Dream Come True, PO Box 21167, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002 or the Ronald McDonald Camp, 3925 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.

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