Tony Lee Hotelling

1956 - 2019

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Tony Lee Hotelling, 62, of Findlay passed away at the Bridge Hospice Care Center on Saturday, February 2, 2019. He was born in Fostoria on June 27, 1956. He married Bonnie Jackson and they later divorced. He then married Donna Hayman and they also divorced. He is survived by his son, Marcus Hotelling; daughters: Traci Hotelling and Nichole Hotelling; mother, Kay (Hall) Girdler; step-mother, Marcella Hotelling; 12 grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; girlfriend, Jennifer Pettis; sister, Karen (Donald) Fry; and step-sisters: Faye Kraylek, Tracey Holbrook, Teresa Johnson. He was preceded in death by his father, F. Gene Hotelling; step-father, Danny Girdler; brother, Rod Hotelling; step-brother, Art "Boy" Armon; and step sister, Audrea Armon. Tony was a 1974 graduate of Arcadia High School, a truckdriver, and was a member of the Moose. Tony was always willing to help anyone and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. A private family burial will be held at Knollcrest Gardens. A Celebration of Tony's life will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019, from 2:00-5:00pm at the Findlay Moose Lodge. Donations may be made to Coldren-Crates Funeral Home in his memory and online condolences can be sent via coldrencrates.com. Arrangements entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME.


Service Information

  • Celebration of Life:

    Friday, February 8th 2019 - 2:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    Findlay Moose Lodge #648 [Map]
    1028 W. Main Cross St.
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Knollcrest Cemetery [Map]
    18085 S.R. 12
    Arcadia, Ohio 44804

  • Contributions:

    Coldren-Crates Funeral Home
    205 W. Sandusky St
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Karen Fry Kay Girdler Marcus Traci and Nichole Hot
Date :Tuesday, February 5th 2019
From : Susan Haugh
I’m so sorry for your loss



To : The Totalling family
Date :Wednesday, February 6th 2019
From : Barbara Babs Spitnale
Tony was My best friend. He had a heart of gold. I always picture him with a cigar. I'm so happy that we reconnected after all these years, I miss him dearly. My condolences.



To : Karen
Date :Thursday, February 7th 2019
From : Sherry Bauman Huff
Karen: I do feel your pain. I, too, lost both of my brothers (1979 and 2000). They are laid to rest in Arcadia, next to my parents (2008, 2011).
I will pray for you to have strength and feel some comfort by God's loving arms.
Much love to you, my friend.



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