William Townsend Hotaling, 83, of Rosendale
William Townsend Hotaling, 83, of Rosendale, N.Y., passed away at his home Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.
Born Jan. 18, 1933, in Kingston, N.Y., to the late Howard Hotaling and Rilla (Fredenburg) Hotaling, William was a Town of Rosendale resident for 60-plus years. William was married to Janice M. Freer on April 6, 1952. He attended Kingston High School and was a member of Binnewater Union Free Chapel, Binnewater F.D., Lake Katrine Rod and Gun Club and the Rosendale Bowling League. He was a soldier in the NYS National Guard from 1948 to 1952, where he achieved Marksmanship and Sharpshooter awards. To anyone who knew him, he was the most dedicated and avid NY Mets fan you would ever meet, collecting and cherishing all types of NY Mets memorabilia. He worked for the U.S. Post Office, Hercules Powder Mill, owned a propane and gas company for several years and ultimately worked for and retired from Charles River Laboratories as a Supply & Distribution Manager.
William is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Janice, and three daughters: Darlene Sulko and her husband Joseph, of Spring Hill, Fla., Judith LaBounty and her husband Rudolph, of Saugerties, N.Y., and Lori Graham and her husband William, of Rosendale, N.Y. He is also survived by a brother, Howard Hotaling and his wife Gloria, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; as well as six grandchildren: Cherie, Rudolph, Christopher, Loren, Seth and Corey; and six greatgrandchildren, Matthew, Rowan, Averie, Lily, Shane and Oliver.
Funeral and cremation arrangements are under the guidance of George J. Moylan Funeral Home, Rosendale. Friends and family are welcome to attend a celebration and memorial of William’s life held on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Binnewater Union Free Chapel, 203 Binnewater Road, Kingston, N.Y. A private graveside ceremony will be held for family, immediately following, at the Rosendale Plains Cemetery in Tillson.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Binnewater Union Free Chapel, 40 John St., West Hurley, N.Y. 12491. (www. GJMoylanFuneralHome. com)