David Walter Ott, a real estate broker and former college wrestler, died Tuesday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital. The Towson resident was 62.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Essex, he was a 1959 graduate of Kenwood High School where he was a member of the wrestling team. He was awarded a full wrestling scholarship to the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned two Atlantic Coast Conference wrestling trophies in the 137-pound weight class. He earned a sociology degree at the school.
In 1973 he received a law degree from the University of Baltimore.
He then became a Realtor and moved to Ocean City. He worked for Boise Cascade, developers of the Ocean Pines community. He also built several houses in Ocean Pines and in Ocean City for clients.
In the late 1970s he returned to Baltimore and established Dave Ott and Associates, a real estate sales firm in Towson.
Mr. Ott enjoyed boating and fishing.
He was a past president and board member of the Bowley's Condo-Marina Condominium Association.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, 1407 Old Eastern Ave., Essex.
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, the former Patricia Moore; a brother, Robert Ott of Ocean Pines; and a sister, Dorothy Juso of Raleigh, N.C.