09/26/1942 - 08/03/2021
Service Date: 08/18/2021
Service Time: 10 AM
Service Location: St. Juan Diego Catholic Church, 3200 South Cooper Road, Chandler, AZ 85286
Interment: Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 East Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Patricia (Patti) Jean (Seelig) Otolski, age 78 of Gilbert Arizona, passed away peacefully at home from lung cancer on August 3, 2021 with her family by her side.

Patti was born September 26, 1942 in Three Rivers, Michigan to the late Joe and Mary Seelig.  Patti was a graduate of Niles High School class of 1960 in Niles Michigan. On August 11, 1962, she married Robert (Bob) Otolski of South Bend, Indiana.  August 11 they would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary.

Patti’s career spanned from selling clothing, landlord, insurance sales, to a multi-million dollar realtor and office manager of her husband’s State Farm Agency.  Her most important role was that of wife and not just wife, but a coach’s wife, mom and friend.  As a wife of a coach Patti supported, entertained and cheered on Bob’s teams for over 21 years.  Patti enjoyed life and being around people.  One of her favorite pastimes was traveling and experiencing different cultures.  Bob introduced Patti to the game of golf and it was one thing they loved to do together.  He may have taught her too well as she was an exceptional golfer and tough competition for him and others.  In 2017 Patti sunk her first hole in one on the 4th hole at Trilogy Golf Course.  Another one of Patti’s favorite pastimes was hanging with all of her girlfriends, dancing, playing Bridge and Mahjong.  Patti was known for her great smile, energy, decorating skills and caring for others.

Surviving is her husband Bob Otolski of Gilbert, Arizona and their children, Lance (Amy) Otolski of Chandler, AZ and Becky (Cameron) Bumgarner of Gilbert, AZ.  Surviving as well is her grandson Casey Otolski of Chandler, AZ.  Patti is also survived by her sister Helen (Tom) Kubat of Missouri, her brother, Joe (Karen) Seelig of Michigan and her sister, Louise of North Carolina. Arrangements:

Funeral-Wednesday August 18, 2021 at 10:00 am

St. Juan Diego Catholic Church

3200 South Cooper Road

Chandler, AZ 85286

Internment -Wednesday August 18, 2021 at 11:30 am

Gilbert Memorial Park Cemetery

2100 East Queen Creek Road

Gilbert, AZ 85297

In lieu of flowers the family ask you to consider a donation in Patti’s name to the following:

Marian High School -Athletic Dept.

1311 S. Logan St

Mishawaka, Indiana 46544

link for online donation: Online Giving – Miscellaneous – Marian High School (marianhs.org)

Hospice of the Valley

1510 E. Flower St.

Phoenix, AZ 85014

link for online donation: Donate (hov.org)


  • Luanne Bolin (Gray ‘74 Marian)

    So very sorry for your loss Coach. Eternal rest granted unto her.

  • Rich & Becky Johnson

    We are sorry to hear about your loss. Patti’s smile was so contagious and always had time to talk. She is smiling down on you and your family.

  • Craig & Jennifer Messer

    Patti will be missed by so many friends within the Trilogy community. Her infectious and caring personality was always foremost whenever one would encounter her. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob and the family in the days ahead. God bless . . . . . . .

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and may God give peace and comfort to your family during this time.

  • Coach: My deepest sympathy. Your kindness to me & Joan will always be remembered. God bless Patti. God bless you.

  • Patti was the most amazing wife/mother and support to coach Bob. Our love and prayers to their family.
    Ray Cressy
    Marian ‘68

  • Victoria Maione


    So sorry to hear this news…has been so many, many years since our paths crossed, but still wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Please send me an email when things calm down!
    Vicki Shelby-Maione

  • Joe & Mary Ann Peter DeKever

    Dear Bob:
    Our sincere sympathies on the passing of Patti. She has been remembered in our prayers.

  • Nancy (Wonisch) Holm -68

    To the Big “O”, my sincerest condolences. May all the loving memories the two of you created, sustain you as you move forward.

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