E. Richard Hottenroth
June 25, 1936 ‒ November 01, 2018
Well-known and long-time Galion attorney, E. Richard Hotttenroth, 82, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018 at his Galion home.
He was born June 25, 1936 in Galion and was the son of the late Earl B. and Helen (King) Hottenroth. Dick is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carol M. (Damm) Hottenroth whom he married on August 23, 1959.
Richard was a 1954 graduate of Galion High School and continued his education at Capital University and finished with his law degree from The Ohio State University. He returned to Galion to practice law. During his career, Richard was admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of the State of Ohio in 1962, later admitted to practice in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and for the Southern District of Ohio, was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and Partner in the firm of Petri, Hottenroth, which later became Petri, Hottenroth, Garverick, which later became Hottenroth, Garverick, Tilson and Garverick and a long time member and past officer of the Crawford County Bar Association.
He was a very dedicated community servant to Galion and served on many boards of organizations through his life including being named Citizen of the Year by the Galion Area Betterment Commission in 1998, member and Chairperson of the Egbert M. Freese Foundation Board of Directors and Arthur J. Freese Foundation Advisory Committee, former Chairman and a 20 year member of the Galion Planning and Zoning Commission, either President, Director or Trustee of United Way Appeal, the Galion YMCA-Community Center, the Galion Community Hospital, the Galion Public Library, First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Galion, Ohio, Gledhill Lumber and Components and Peace Lutheran Church.
Dick was an excellent woodworker and loved to fish. He was a loving husband, father and devoted grandfather.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter Gail (Craig) Castro of Sunbury; sons David (Pamela) Hottentroth of New York City and Marc (Heather) Hottenroth of Lousiville, Kentucky; three grandchildren Jakob Hottenroth of Lousiville, Kentucky, Emil Hottenroth of New York City and Hayden Hottenroth of Lousville, Kentucky and two sisters Elaine Hottenroth and Nancy Herman both of Galion.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Peace Lutheran Church, 129 West Walnut Street, Galion, Ohio 44833 with Rev. Richard Genzman officiating. A celebration of life will follow the memorial service at the Aspen Terrace Club House.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation which supports the mission of Lakeside and where Dick and Carol’s summer home is, The Galion Community Theatre, in which Dick’s sisters are involved, or The Galion Public Library, which Dick’s grandfather was the builder when it was constructed and Dick’s love of reading in care of the funeral home.
Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Richard Hottenroth, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.
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