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Patricia May Hotaling

Patricia May Platt Hotaling, 83, of Solon, NY, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at her home, while surrounded by her family.

Born in Cortland, NY, on September 10, 1934, Mrs. Hotaling was the daughter of the late Burton and Marion Elizabeth Platt.  A lifelong resident of the area, she loved to crochet blankets for everyone and “brooms.”  She worked on the family farm and then took a job with the U.S. Postal Service for 25 years, until her retirement.  A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she touched the hearts of many.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Robert Hotaling, Sr.; and their eight children, JoAnn (Bill) Wyatt, Karen (Dale) Maricle, Bonnie (Bud) Bearup, Robert (Tina) Hotaling, Jr., Linda Hotaling, Lori (Dale) Jacobs, Patty (Gary) Norton, and Frank “Jake” (Brenda) Hotaling.  She also leaves behind 21 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister, June Mason, and her beloved pets, Junior and Dink.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Don and Herman Platt; and sisters, Charlotte Platt and Maude Parker.

A graveside memorial and celebration of life will be held at a later date.  A special thanks to Heather, Rich, and Jess who went above and beyond for their Grammy!  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Hotaling may be directed to Hospice & Palliative Care, 11 Kennedy Parkway, Cortland, NY 13045.

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Sara Nov 7 2021 4:44 PM

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A candle was lit in memory of Patricia Hotaling

Linda Hotaling Mar 28 2019 12:00 AM

We are sorry for your loss and our hearts and prayers are with you

Kona and TJ Whitney Dec 30 2017 12:00 AM

The world has lost another loving wonderful person. Rest in peace.

Kaatherine Eastman Dec 29 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you!

Elly Allen Dec 28 2017 12:00 AM

Words can not express the heartfelt sadness that we feel for the passing of Aunt Pat. She will always stay in our memories and hearts. May God bless and comfort you during this time of grief.
Accept our deepest condolences
Donald, Doris and Kevin Platt

Donald, Doris and Kevin Platt Dec 28 2017 12:00 AM

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