Zachary Otto, age 37, passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours of May 4th 2023 at his home in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Zachary is survived by his 12 year old daughter, Maci Otto, and his fiancée and mother of their child, Erin Egnor.
Zachary was born on August 11th 1985 in Gainesville, Florida. He attended Deland High School and lived in Volusia County for most of his life. In 2009 he moved to New Smyrna Beach and worked very hard to provide for his family in various skilled fields until he found his calling in “wind”, working for a renewable energy resource company as a lead wind turbine technician. Zachary was continuing his education and job certifications in this field with high hopes of working on off shore turbines as well as traveling out of the United States to work in the wind fields of other countries.
Zach’s daughter would like for him to be remembered for the many things they did together. Zach enjoyed cooking, organic gardening, visiting the beach, fishing and boating, scuba diving, swimming Florida springs, hiking trails, tubing, canoeing, basketball, taking walks with his family and dogs as well as so many other things. Zachary was invested in his family to the extent that he would have done anything in the world for them. He was always up for anything his daughter wanted to do, was so fun to be around, and he will be deeply missed.
Zach made an impression on everyone he met with his outgoing personality, loud voice and his great sense of humor.
Zachary had plans to move to North Georgia in June of this year, where he would reside with his daughter, Maci Otto and Erin Egnor. They intended to build a home in Blairsville with family. The ground is broken and foundation is now poured. The home will soon be built, but will be missing the most important reason for it’s existence.
Donations or gifts in his memory can be sent to Erin Egnor at 511 Aeolian Drive in New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168. Maci Otto has plans to attend college and honor her father’s memory by scattering his ashes in the places that they visited over the course of their time together. These locations include many places in Florida, Georgia and New York.