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Otto Betancohurt

April 17, 1936 — September 23, 2023


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Otto Betancohurt, a beloved husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend. Otto's journey began on April 17, 1936, in Cali, Colombia, where he was born to his loving parents Ramon and Isabel Betancohurt. 

Upon arriving in the United States, Otto attended George Washington High School before transferring to McGill University in Montreal, Canada where he not only pursued his studies but also met the love of his life, Louise Betancohurt. She has since predeceased him. He learned to speak French and enjoyed French cuisine.  

Otto enjoyed traveling back to his native land of Colombia during the summer season and to his second home in Montreal Canada. 

He embarked on a successful career. During the summer months, Otto worked at the Nevele resort, where he enjoyed connecting with people from all walks of life. He eventually purchased a home and moved to the Ellenville area. 

His presence will be deeply missed by his surviving family members: his sister's Elia Dionne and Leonor Garcia and his brother Alirio Betancohurt. Additionally, Otto leaves behind cherished nieces and nephews - Sarah, Gabriel, Lynn, Laura, Paul, Ayden, Ian, Elsa, Ana Milena, Jaime, Ivan and Nelson. 

Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation for Otto on September 29, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Loucks Funeral Home located at 79 N Main St in Ellenville, NY. This will be followed by a Mass at St. Mary's & St. Andrew's at 139 S Main St in Ellenville at 1:30 PM. 


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Otto’s name to Hudson Valley Hospice. 


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Friday, September 29, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Friday, September 29, 2023

Starts at 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

St. Mary's & St. Andrew's

139 S Main St, Ellenville, NY 12428

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