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New Haven, CT 06511

Donald Hotchkiss Sr.

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Donald Hotchkiss Sr. Obituary
Entered into rest, Jan. 31,2013, Donald Ernest Hotchkiss, Sr., 62, of West Haven: father of Donnelle & Donald E. Hotchkiss, Jr.; brother of Dawn Neugabeaur, Edith Brown & Aldea Claude; grandfather of Kyla and Vashon Hotchkiss & Dallas Jensen; also survived by 5 nephews & 2 nieces.; former husband of Raydeen Hotchkiss; born Nov. 23, 1950 son of the late Donald & Aldea Aumond Hotchkiss. In his early work years he was a glazer at Whalley Glass Co. & was a volunteer fireman for the Woodbridge Fire Dept. He was a member of the Special Olympics wheelchair basketball team. While residing in Kentucky, Don was a professional referee for Louisville-Bowling Green & Brownsville Townships & was involved with the school systems in those areas. Although confined to a wheelchair, he excelled in his responsibilities on & off the court. He was the youngest child to walk on and accomplish the use of crutches at Newington Hospital & Rehabilitation Center. Even though life was a struggle, Donnie kept on moving forward. He was an inspiration to all. Funeral services will be held in MARESCA & SONS FUNERAL HOME 592 Chapel St. Tuesday at 11am. Friends may call prior to the services from 9:30 am to 11 am. Memorial contributions to Masonicare Hospice. Offer condolences at


Published in New Haven Register on Feb. 3, 2013
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