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He taught a generation of pharmacists at ONU

Louis D. Vottero was a professor, assistant dean and interim dean of the Raabe College of Pharmacy

Retired ONU pharmacy faculty member Louis D. Vottero, 87, of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada, died at home on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, with his wife of 64 years, Barbara June Field Vottero, at his side.

He is survived by their four sons, Louis (Tammy) of Albuquerque, N.M., John (Lynn) of Bexley, Ohio, Brett (Jane)of Wilbraham, Mass., and David (Lisa) of Columbus, Ohio. 

Also surviving are 11 grandchildren: Andrew, Matthew, Nick, Amelia, Louis, Gina, Grace, Chloe, Jacob, Elijah and Audrey, and one great-grandson, Lucas. 

A pharmacist, educator and author, he was born and raised in Trevorton, Pa. The child of Louis and Josephine DeAngelis Vottero, he was predeceased by his sister, Anita Gurski, and her husband, Francis, and is survived by his sister, Jeanette Vottero, of Lancaster, Pa. 

He was a graduate of Duquesne University and The Ohio State University. He served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1957, where he was a pharmacist at the largest military hospital outside of the United States in Landstuhl, Germany. He taught a generation of pharmacists as professor, assistant dean and interim dean of the Raabe College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University. 

As professor emeritus, Vottero co-authored two textbooks on professional ethics in the practice of pharmacy. For more than 20 years, Vottero served as the treasurer of the American Institute for the History of Pharmacy and was recognized for his contributions, being named the first recipient of the Robert P. Fischelis Award in 2015. He was named the 2003 Distinguished Alumnus of the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy.

In retirement, with his wife, Barbara, he was a founding director of the Field-Vottero Family Heritage Association. He also served on the St. Andrews town council.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. In his memory, donations may be made to the Fundy Community Foundation, 45 Elizabeth Street, St. Andrews, N.B. E5B 3S7, or to a charity of the donor’s choosing.