Stephen Andrew Otto

Stephen Andrew Otto, 47, a lifelong Houstonian, passed away on July 31, 2020 in his home. Stephen was born in Houston, TX on October 21, 1972. Although he spent several years in Austin, TX, where his eldest son was born, he quickly returned to his hometown.

Whatever Stephen tried; he experienced success. He was a go-getter who saw an opportunity around every corner. Stephen’s talents knew no bounds; he was an amazing cook, his bar-b-que had no rivals, he loved to write and play music and sang to standing ovations at the Houston Rodeo.

Stephen started his own business selling roofs out of a briefcase and grew it to a successful company over several decades.

Stephen suffered through the effects of cancer and treatment for over four years. Although his multiple surgeries left him in pain and disfigured, he regularly attended St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, where he found peace. He endured it all and fought hard for life. Now, he is free.

Stephen is preceded in death by his father, Andrew Otto; sister, Judith Otto; brothers: Andrew Otto and John Otto; paternal-grandparents: Aubrey Otto and Virginia Otto; maternal-grandparents: Felix and Geneva Giammalva.

Stephen leaves behind his; mother, Janice Akeroyd; son, Taylor Hall and wife Samantha; daughter, Catherine Otto; grandchildren: Kinsley Tatum and Mason Hall; sisters: Kathleen Erikson, Colleen Adams, and Susan Pechacek.


  1. You will be missed here on earth. Your journey has now ended you will suffer no more. I know you are in a better place no suffering no sickness with a great light of peace you are now home. I know you are with Dad and your Heavenly Father. I love you.

    Colleen Adams
  2. Mr. Steve meant so much to my kids and me. Your generosity towards us was exceptional. Chance, Cayden and myself will always have a special place in our hearts for you ❤️ We love you Ms. Janice 🙏🏽

    Malkia Braggs
  3. Dear Aunt Janice and Susie, I am so sorry to hear about Stephen. I am sorry I was not able to be there for you both. He has been through so much and now he can rest. He is with his Dad, my Dad and his grandparents now having a big reunion! He is loved and will never be forgotten, he was the baby of the cousins. I remember when he was born, he was a miracle. I know it meant a lot to my Mom to be able to be there with him. He always had a special place in her heart since he was born. He was blessed to have you both and how you took such good care of him. Susie and Family making it possible to give him the funeral he so desired. May God Bless You All. I love you so much. Karen Otto Howard

    Karen Otto Howard
  4. I’m so sorry for your loss. Our son Robert past on July 9th. He too was only 47. So young, much to do. Our hearts break with you. Peace be with you.

    Patricia J Trippodo
  5. Above all Stephen was my friend. He fought this battle with grace and still had a great sense of humor. He had unshakeable faith and love for Jesus. He will be greatly missed. I LOVE YOU STEPHEN.


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