Wil­liam Townsend Ho­tal­ing, 83, of Rosendale

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

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)

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