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Ada H. Hotaling

Monday, June 17, 2013 - Updated: 4:08 AM

Ada H. Hotaling

June 14, 2013

Mrs. Ada H. Hotaling, formerly of Mergner Road, Fort Johnson, died peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the Edward. L. Wilkinson R.H.C.F. following a brief illness. She was in her 100th year. Born on December 18th, 1913 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Hazel Stocker Hoggett.

Ada worked at several establishments throughout the area including, W. J. Frederick & Son Florist, Amsterdam Printing Co., Hudson's Market in Pattersonville and Tessiero's Apothecary in Amsterdam. She was a member of the Sir William Johnson Seniors, the Montgomery and Schoharie County Historical Society's and the Walter Elwood Nature Club.

A woman of quick wit and opinion, you always knew what she was thinking. She enjoyed gardening and loved her animals. Above all else, she loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She certainly will be missed.

On November 20, 1937 she was united in marriage to John H. Hotaling. That union lasted 58 years until his passing on October 17, 1995. She was also predeceased by her sister, Georgia Moseman.

Survivors include her children, Mary Lou Coughlin and her husband Tom of Tribes Hill, NY and Paul Hotaling and his wife Marlene of St. Johnsville, NY; six grandchildren, Thomas J. Coughlin Jr., Timothy P. Coughlin, Terri C. Osborne and her husband Jeff, Paul J. Hotaling Jr., Cheryl A. Frank and her husband Joe and Scott R. Hotaling; 11 great grandchildren, Amanda Coughlin, John Coughlin, Casey Coughlin, Joseph Frank, Jenna Frank, Jonathan Frank, Matthew Osborne, Brooke Osborne, Savannah Stephens, Savanna Douglas and Cody Perkov; one niece; one grandniece and two grand nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 17th, 2013 at 1 o'clock at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam. Interment will follow in the Lutheran Cemetery, Schoharie, NY. A calling hour will be held prior to the service beginning at 12 noon at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Montgomery County SPCA, P.O. Box 484, Amsterdam, NY 12010 or the Montgomery County Office for the Aging, 135 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY 12010 or the Fort Johnson Volunteer Fire Department Station #1, 4 Fort Johnson Avenue, Fort Johnson, NY 12070. Please visit the online guestbook at


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