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Jack Hotaling, water district manager, dies

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John H. "Jack" Hotaling, 72 of Cedar Key and Tampa. died on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. He was born June 30, 1940, in Albany, N.Y. to the late Rachel and ElmoHotaling.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ann: children Janice Ann Capuano and John Cocroft Hotaling; grandchildren Luke Iacovone, Leah Huckabay, Mallori Hotaling and Logan Capuano: sister Jo Anne (Bob) Lake.

Mr. Hotaling graduated from Colonie Central High School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. He was a State of Florida Licensed Professional Civil Engineer, as well as being certified in water treatment operations. His expertise in utility design and troubleshooting led him to hold several ownership and managerial positions spanning several decades. He was most recently the General Manager of the Cedar Key Water District.

His two favorite personal accomplishments are attaining the level of Eagle Scout and finishing the 1987 Honolulu Marathon on his 25th wedding anniversary trip. He will be remembered as a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

Visitation was Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Blount & Curry Funeral Home Oldsmar/West Hillsborough Chapel in Tampa. Burial will be in New York.