William H. Hotaling, a retired hospital pharmacist who was Director of Pharmaceutical Services in many prestigious health care institutions in the United States died Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 88 years of age. Mr. Hotaling was born December 21, 1929 in Schenectady, New York, the son of William H. Hotaling, Jr. and Mary E. Miller. He graduated from Nott Terrace High School, received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the Albany College of Pharmacy and a Masters degree in Administration and Management from Union College. Additionally, he served a Fellowship in Executive Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He was Director of Pharmacy Services at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, Children's Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, DC, Hermann Hospital, University of Texas Medical Center, Houston Texas, Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore and Director of Professional Affairs, Owen Healthcare, Inc., Baltimore. He lectured at Colleges of Pharmacy and nursing, at continuing education programs nationwide and provided consultant services to a variety of institutions. He was chairman of the Southwest Leadership Conference for Pharmacy Residents. An avid reader, traveler and student of history, in retirement he enjoyed his volunteer work at the Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Constance Moynihan. Also surviving are his four children, his four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, a good and loyal friend and strong leader in all he undertook. A reception for relatives and friends in memory of William will be held Wednesday August 15, 6 to 8 PM in the Club Room at Elkridge Estates, 6025 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210. Services will be held in Schenectady at a future date to be determined.
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