Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Ralph "Doug" Hotaling, of Lockport, husband of the late Donna Dugan Hotaling, entered into rest on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at the Niagara Hospice House. Doug was born in Lockport, NY on November 26 1935. Son of the late Robert and Mabel Kenyon Hotaling.
Doug retired from Harrison Radiator. He loved RC airplanes, engines, motorcycling, sailing and enjoyed watching Formula One Racing. Doug built and flew an ultra light airplane with his brother-in- law, Tom Reeson. He had an insatiable desire to learn, know and understand everything he could.
Father of Mark (Jill) Hotaling of Gasport, NY, Kyle (Gary) Simmons of Medina, NY, Chad Gorham of Alabama, and the late Scott (Colleen Upton) Hotaling. Brother of Jeanne (Joe) Petrillo of North Chili, NY, Sue Sullivan of Lockport, NY, and Fran (Tom) Reeson of Lockport. Doug had eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the RUTLAND-CORWIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2670 Main St., Newfane, NY 14108, on SATURDAY at 2PM. in lieu of flowers, donations to Niagara Hospice House, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094.
Please visit www.rutland-corwin.com to send the family a condolence.