Memorial bench dedicated in honor of John Ott

In the photo at the right, family members pose at a new bench dedicated to the late John Ott during a ceremony June 23 in Wooster. Ott was assistant to the OARDC director and head of the center’s Facilities Services department at the time of his death last year. The bench is located on the front lawn of the Facilities Services building on Williams Road on OARDC’s campus.

After coming from Kansas State University, Ott served OARDC from October 1997 to April 2014, including playing a key role in the repair and rebuilding following 2010’s Wooster tornado.

The photos below show guests at the ceremony, which was held at the bench site.

In the background of the first shot below is the newly built Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building, whose predecessor was damaged beyond repair by the 2010 tornado.

(Photos: Ken Chamberlain, CFAES Marketing and Communications.)