Gabriel M. Otero, 16, Theresa

THERESA, NY —  Gabriel Miguel Otero, 16, of High Street, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020.

Born July 9, 2003, in Ocoee, FL, the son of Maria E. Otero. he was a junior at Indian River Central School, Philadelphia, NY.

He played the saxophone, clarinet, guitar, piano, was active in the marching band, a Black Belt in Tae Kwan Do and loved animals.

Survivors include his mother, Maria; a sister, Christina McKeown; a nephew, Tobias McKeown, 4; a niece, Sayyora McKeown, 1, all of Theresa, NY; a step-sister, Jordan Mahar and spouse Steven, Copenhagen, NY; a niece, Bella and a nephew, Connor, two brothers, Richard Burns, Plantation, FL; a niece, Victoria Rose and 2 nephews, Dominick and Lorenzo and James Baulsir, Long Island, NY; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members and friends.

His maternal grandparents, Karen Bowman and Pablo Otero, a brother, David Pablo Dickson and his girlfriend, Lexie Morgan, all died previously.

Funeral Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, 38422 State Route 37, Theresa, with Rev. Donald Briant officiating.

Family and friend will gather at the Theresa Fire Hall, 400 Mill St., immediately following services.

Calling hours will be 12 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

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