George H. Hotaling


Saratoga Springs - George "Hank" H. Hotaling, 85, went to Heaven on April 14, 2019, to be reunited with his parents and several siblings.
He was born on June 15, 1938, in Little Falls, to George P. and Edith (Dewitt) Hotaling. He graduated from Voorheesville High School and Ithaca College.
Hank was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
He spent 31 years teaching and coaching at Jefferson Central School in Jefferson. His love of children and young adults could be seen in his interactions with his students; he was known as "Coach" to two generations. He taught physical education and health, and coached soccer, basketball and baseball.
Hank is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Peggy (Adams); two sons, George (Karen) and Michael (AnneMarie) Hotaling; four grandchildren, Kristen (Ben) Schoen, Jared (Kate), George (Cody) and Eric (Brooke) Hotaling; four great-granddaughters, Elizabeth, Alexandria, Catherine Schoen and Adilynn Hotaling; sisters, Edith (Bruce) Zeh, Bonnie (Clarke) Mosier; sister-in-law, Patricia Hotaling; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
He is reunited in heaven with his brothers, William and James Hotaling; sister and brother-in-law, Hazel (Fred) Kurkowski; and niece, Paige Parker.
A celebration of life will be held later this spring in Hank's long-time hometown of Jefferson.
Donations can be made to a scholarship fund that will be set up in his name at Jefferson Central School to continue helping students.
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Published on April 20, 2019
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Roger Carroll
Jul 11, 2019
Sad to say I have just heard of Hank's recent passing and my sincere condolences go out to Peggy, Mike, George and their families. I'll always remember Hank as a good friend, a fellow coach who's teams were always prepared and up to any and all challenges, and as a quality person who's values were second to none. Rest in peace, Hank. Roger and Dottie Carroll
Eugene Roe (Nower)
May 15, 2019
Coach was a Great Leader, teacher. Coach and friend. He was coach during my school days and also for my oldest two children.
He will be missed by many as he is Loved by all.
Cathy and Bill Harvill
Apr 23, 2019
George, Cody and family. We are so sorry for your lost. You are in our prayers.
Sue Vamosy Stacil, class of 67 JCS
Apr 23, 2019
Peg, George, Mike -- so sorry for your loss--- you are all in my prayers this Easter! Many special memories-- (& he didn't even crab at me when I pulled a lrg branch into the soccer goal to sit on while waiting for them to get to my side of the field--tee hee ;) Don't think he put me in the goalie position again, though)--- angel hugs to all of you as you carry forward his best patient qualities in your lives! In my thoughts! Hugs!πŸ™πŸ’•
Frank Herodes JCS----1967
Apr 23, 2019
COACH was my PE teacher and Coach of all 3 sports at JCS ---- Almost every year I was at JCS----He was a gentleman and respected by ALL his students and members of his teams. I always called him Coach, out of respect-------A LOT of us did that !!!!!!!
He will be missed
Kathy Venette
Apr 23, 2019
Condolences to you and your family Peggy. You all continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Kathy & Vern Venette
Dawn Freiberger
Apr 22, 2019
Coach’s warmth and wisdom will stay in many hearts, mine included, for years to come. He will be missed. My condolences to Mrs. Hotaling, George, Mike, and the extended Hotaling clan. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Kelly Sanford
Apr 21, 2019
R.I.P. Coach! You were an amazing teacher/mentor. I will always remember my square dancing days!
Leann werkheiser
Apr 21, 2019
Such wonderful person. Will always remember all he did for everyone around him. Condolences to his family
Karie Livingston
Apr 21, 2019
My deepest sympathies to the entire Hotaling family. May God give you strength through your grief.
Jon and Lucy Freeland
Apr 21, 2019
What a Special Friend...We will miss his sweet smile..
Doreen Liccardi
Apr 21, 2019
You all now have your own special angel watching over you
Barbara Mann
Apr 21, 2019
My condolences to Mrs. H., George and Mike and the rest of the family. Coach had a unique way of making everyone feel included, as part of a team. He was a wonderful person. Prayers. πŸ™
Jeff Ploutz
Apr 21, 2019
Sorry for Your Loss R.I.P.Coach
Steven Ploutz
Apr 21, 2019
Condolences to the family, Coach was an inspiration to so many over the years. I'm sure that anyone that was a student or ball player under him was left with a part of their life having been influenced by him.
God Bless you all.
Helene Lawrence
Apr 21, 2019
My sympathy to everyone in your loss.
Ray n Mary Glowicki
Apr 20, 2019
Hank was a special person ,loved by the community and especially by the students of Jefferson Central.He was a role model for his players and all the students.He always had a smile ,never saw him with a down attitude. Coach will be dearly missed.Our heart goes out to Peggy and the family GOD BLESS
Joyce Havrish Ormsbee
Apr 20, 2019
RIP Coach you will be greatly missed
Shirley Van Dyke
Apr 20, 2019
I am so sorry. He was a great home room teacher, noon else wanted us.
Charles Blumberg
Apr 20, 2019
Everyone knew coach. He was a good person and enjoyable to have as a coach throughout school.
Dennis and wendy Thompson(Werkheiser)
Apr 20, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Coach was a wonderful person who played an important role during our time at Jefferson School. He taught us about team play and also helped us believe in ourselves. You will be in our prayers.