ONEONTA - Heather T. Hotaling, 53, of Oneonta, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown.
She was born on June 10, 1964, in Ridgewood, New Jersey, the daughter of John O. and Nancy E. (Scarr) Thompson.
She married Glenn R. Hotaling on July 27, 1985, at the First Presbyterian Church in Oneonta.
A graduate of Oneonta High School, Heather went on to attend SUNY Oneonta and received her bachelor's degree.
She was employed for almost 30 years as a billing and collections manager in the student accounts office at SUNY Oneonta.
Generous and loving at heart, Heather was always putting others before herself. She enjoyed camping, spending time with her horses and pets, experimenting with new recipes, crafts, games and puzzles, and above all else, spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Glenn R. Hotaling of Oneonta; two daughters, Kelly L. (Hotaling) and Matthew Coolbaugh of Troy, Pennsylvania and Megan E. Hotaling of Oneonta; her father, John O. Thompson of Franklin; siblings, Glenn S. and Jane Thompson of Sloatsburg, Janet (Thompson) and Francis "Chip" Thomas of Sunderland, Massachusetts and Jean (Thompson) and Dale Ray Downin of Franklin; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth R. Thompson; and her mother, Nancy S. Thompson.
Friends are invited to greet the family from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta.
A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the First Presbyterian Church, 296 Main St., Oneonta, with the Rev. Mark E. Montfort officiating.
Burial will follow in Ouleout Valley Cemetery, Franklin.
In Hearther's memory, her family asks that you perform a random act of kindness for someone.
Condolences to the family may be made online at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.
Published on July 28, 2017