Otis L. Isaacs Jr., 73, of North East, Maryland, passed away suddenly on December 29, 2019.
Otis was a very active member of the North East Fire Company in Cecil County up until the day of his death. He held several positions at the fire house, which included president, chief, board of directors, chief engineer, assistant engineer, and delegate to the Maryland State Firemen’s Association for many years. He was inducted into the Harford-Cecil Hall of Fame in 2003.
In the most recent days, if you walked into the firehouse you could see him behind the wheel of the fire trucks, helping to drive his brothers and sisters to calls, or underneath of the trucks, making sure they were all kept in safe and working order. He loved being the chief engineer and passed the tradition down to both of his sons.
In his spare time, he also enjoyed repairing lawn equipment for his friends and family and even strangers that turned into friends. Otis loved the time he spent at the firehouse with his two sons, teaching them everything he knew. Most of all, he loved each and every one of his family members and took great joy in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Otis L. Isaacs Jr. is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Dollie Isaacs; four children, Melissa Colvin (John), Robin McCann (John), Otis L. Isaacs III (Char), and Jeffrey Isaacs (Stephanie); two sisters, Virginia D‘ Avito (Carl), and Mary Johnson (Mack); 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.