Donald Hotaling

Donald B. Hotaling

Tuesday, December 28th, 1954 - Thursday, July 9th, 2020
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Donald B. “Hozzer” Hotaling, 65, of Jamesville passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, July 9, 2020. He graduated from Fayetteville-Manlius High School. He began his working career at Manlius Garage, then owner of Jamesville Auto and then at Carrier Corp. for over 40 years where he earned several patents.

He was a former member of Pompey Rod & Gun Club and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Don enjoyed hunting and came in second twice at the cabin 500.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Bonnie Tily Hotaling; son, Donald Hotaling II; mother and father, Lois and Phil Smith; brothers, Arthur (Linda) Hotaling, Ronald (Veronica) Hotaling and Andrew Smith (Robert); brothers and sisters-in-law, David (Denise) Tily, Richard Tily, Brenda (Bob) McBride, Elaine (Scott) Whipple, Edward (Grace) Tily, Melanie Tily, Denise (Howard) Reals, Nancy (Richard) Barber, John Tily (Theresa), Patrick (Vicky) Tily and Mark Tily; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father, Donald Hotaling, son, Michael Hotaling, in-laws, John and Connie Tily and sister-in-law, Joan Tily.

Private services will be at Jamesville-Walnut Grove Cemetery.
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doug miller

Posted at 07:17am
Dear Bonnie

I am so sorry to hear of Donnie's passing. He was always there to help anyone any way he could. Many fond memories of a great guy. Tony Fallico said it best: "Heaven gained a wonderful soul"

God Bless you all
Doug Miller


Posted at 08:28am
Dear Bonnie and family, We are so sorry for your loss and your broken hearts. Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts. Love, Brad and Judy.

Richard Hayduk

Posted at 11:43am
I worked with Donny for several years at the Carrier Transicold factory branch back in the mid 90's. Very fond memories of him mentoring me and playing pitch at lunch time. My sincere condolences to Donny's family.

Rich Hayduk

Paul Spaulding

Posted at 08:31am
So sorry to hear of Don's passing. I worked with Don for may years at Carrier. Don was a wealth of knowledge that will be greatly missed. My condolences to the family.

Judy Humeniuk

Posted at 09:23am
Bonnie, We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Bob & Judy Humeniuk

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