Margaret  Hotaling
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Margaret "Peggy" Hotaling passed away peacefully on Nov. 18, 2019, surrounded by family and several chocolate pudding cups.
She was born on Aug. 20, 1938, in Binghamton, the daughter of Alton and Charlotte Adams.
Peggy was predeceased by the love of her life, Hank Hotaling in April. They spent 60 wonderful years doing everything they loved: traveling, clogging, wintering in Florida, reading many many books and spending time with their kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.
Peggy taught kindergarten and third grade in Sharon Springs.
She and Hank called Jefferson their home for many years before moving to The Villages in Florida.
She had a love and talent for making teddy bears and volunteered in her retirement at the Teddy Bear Museum in Naples, Florida. She continued to make bears for the Mother Bear Project up until her last days.
Peggy is survived by her sons, George (Karen) Hotaling of Jefferson and Mike (AnneMarie) Hotaling of Saratoga Springs; grandchildren, Kristen (Ben) Schoen, Jared (Kate) Hotaling, George (Cody) Hotaling and Eric (Brooke) Hotaling; great-granddaughters, who were the light of her life; brother, Jerry (Barbara) Adams; and sister, Marion Adams.
The family would like to thank the staff at Saratoga Hospital, 3A, as well as the folks at Woodlawn Commons who cared so much for her and gave her comfort.
A celebration of life will be announced in the spring.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
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Published on November 29, 2019


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Carol Vacca
Dec 02, 2019
my deepest sympathy to all the family. Margaret worked may years with Joe. We had a great time visiting Margaret and Hank. Keep the fun memories and Margaret and Hank will be with you always.
Helene Lawrence
Dec 02, 2019
So sorry for your loss
Tom and Pat (Stiber) Haskin
Dec 01, 2019
I am writing with a heavy heart for all of you with loosing both of your parents in such a short time but now they are together again. Loved when they danced on the Jefferson Green. Didn’t know Peggy made Teddy bears what a beautiful thing. Sending heartfelt sympathy .
Terry & Don Freiberger
Dec 01, 2019
So many wonderful memories with Peggy & Hank. So many good times.
Rest In Peace Peggy with the love of your life.
Jerry and Barbara Adams
Dec 01, 2019
Such a special lady, a wonderful sister and aunt to our daughters. She will always have a place in our hearts.
Sue Vamosy Stancil
Dec 01, 2019
George & Mike, your mom was a wonderful person & a great cook!! Know that her love for you both will continue to shine through in your care for your own families--- In my prayers! 💞🙏
Gerhilde "Prehna' Nearey
Nov 30, 2019
Deepest sympathy to George & Mike on the passing of your Mom. Such a beautiful lady may you have comfort in knowing she is together again with her beloved Coach. May God bless you both.