Jack Hotaling is currently serving as Senior Director of Food and Nutritional Services at Touchpoint Support Services, living and working out of Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida.
New Year’s babies typically number about 11 per year and this one was treated like royalty when he was born at Annapolis hospital, receiving a limousine ride home and other special perks.
Early Life and Education
John Hotaling was born in Ilion, New York on March 14, 1928 and was the son of Frank and Blanche Parks. He graduated from New Berlin Central School before becoming involved with Cassville Fire Department as an active member and collector of antique gas engines. Additionally he had long served at South Edmeston Community Center.
He currently works at Touchpoint Support Services as the Senior Director of Food and Nutritional Services and has been part of this company for over ten years.
Jack will also be joined onstage by acclaimed Australian singer/songwriter Ziggy Alberts (APRA award-winner) and Emily Wurramara – two influential Indigenous role models from music – for an unforgettable night of song and storytelling! Don’t miss it – tickets available soon.
Hotaling was both an accomplished businessman and civil engineer. He helped construct a two-mile section of railroad track through Ogle County in Illinois as well as what many consider to be the first brick building ever erected in Lane (now Rochelle).
At the outset of the American Civil War in 1861, Hotaling helped organize and recruit Union cavalrymen into what would eventually become Company A of 2nd Illinois Cavalry Regiment. His skills soon caught the eye of Union General Edward Ord and eventually led him into two commands simultaneously – A and B respectively.
After the war, Hotaling was elected postmaster of Rochelle. Later he relocated to Huron where he died in 1886 and left behind his wife Sophia and four children as well as six grandchildren.
Mary Hotaling was an adored wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who was beloved by all in her family: John Hotaling Jr of Amsterdam and Timothy Hotaling of Middlebury Connecticut are left behind as are three grandchildren: Nicole Nesbitt (Will), Shannon Hotaling and Christopher Hotaling; plus eight great grandchildren Olivia Ryan Gillian Samuel Blake Marcy Sydney Peter. Additionally she leaves two nephews and several cousins who will carry her legacy forward.
She was an active member of both Amsterdam Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Mohawk Valley Heritage Association. A longtime resident of Amsterdam, she loved being involved with both organizations – they gave her joy. A passionate volunteer who touched many lives. All who knew her will miss her incredibly. Her life will long remain an inspiration and memory a gift from above.
Jack Hotaling has an estimated net worth of $3 Million and resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida in the United States. He works at Touchpoint Support Services which specializes in hospitals and health care related issues.
He leaves behind his wife, two sons, one daughter and five grandchildren; known as “The Bow Lady” due to his craft in creating beautiful bows for hospital auxiliary events.
In 2022, he passed away due to natural causes in East Syracuse, New York, leaving behind an amazing legacy of kindness and caring. His family extends their condolences and thanks everyone for the overwhelming outpouring of condolences and love they received in response.