Andrew F. Hotaling

Andrew F. Hotaling, 86 passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Born in Schenectady, NY on April 4, 1933, he was the son of Earl and Gladys Hotaling. Andrew was a proud decorated US Marine Corp veteran. He was a mortar unit leader in Korea involved in the initial invasion force of Inchon in 1950 and several other key battles throughout his almost two years in the country.

He was a well respected glazier his whole life owning his own business at one point. Andy loved and was involved in local stock car racing since he raced in the 60’s and 70’s. He currently watched his son Randy, grandson Derrick and now great grandson Derrick Jr. (D2), the light of his life, all enjoy success on the track.

He was predeceased by his son Andrew J. Hotaling. Andrew is survived by his children Randy Hotaling and Rhonda Pittman (Roger), “son” Derrick McGrew, Sr., best buddy Derrick McGrew, Jr., special niece Bonnie Hotaling; nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; and longtime companion Rosina Brooks.

Funeral services with military honors will be held 1pm Friday, April 3, 2020 at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Andy may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at or any other veteran’s organization.

Guest Book

Joy Marie Jirak

Dear Hotaling Family,
I am so sorry for you all loss.

Kim Long

R. I. P. Andy. I never got the pleasure to meet you since I've been real close friends with your wonderful daughter, Rhonda. I've heard a lot about you. God Bless and say Hi two Garry "FAT DADDY" Long, Marine Veteran, hello for me. My awesome Husband and your daughter Rhonda's best Male friend, her Sponsor and "Day time wife" lol. R. I. P.

Tom Smith

Randy Sr, Sis, Derrick Sr, and little D, sorry for your loss. Pops was a great man and will be sorely missed by all that knew him.

Seteva Clark

Bless your family

Jason Delaney

Sorry for your families loss, he was a great man.

The Careys

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Clovis, Shelly, Jayson and Aliyah

Bobby Rodden

So sorry for your loss may he rest in peace.

Alice and Mike Smith

Randy and Derrick, and Little D, so sorry for your loss. Always know he is still with you looking over and protecting you all. Keep him close in your heart .

Mike Bellinger

Randy, Derrick Sr, and Jr along with all family, I am terribly sorry for your loss there are no words to describe the pain I know you all feel. Find the healing in the Lord above and know your dad/grandpa is free and safe and in a better place. Pops was a great man complete honor to call him my friend you will be dearly missed.