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Elizabeth "Beth" Lee Hotz

April 6, 1941 - April 23, 2019
Born in Newark, NJ
Resided in Stillwater, New Jersey


Elizabeth Lee Hotz

STILLWATER — Elizabeth Lee Hotz, 78, of Stillwater, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 23, 2019, following a long illness.

Beth was a dedicated school bus driver for Stillwater Elementary School and Kittatinny Regional High School for over 25 years, retiring in 1996. She was happiest when doting on her family, and delighted in spending time with them at their lake house at Lake Wallenpaupack, Pa. She enjoyed traveling, was an avid reader and bird watcher.

Born in Newark, NJ, April 6, 1941, Elizabeth was the oldest daughter to the late Albert and Goldie (Oberdick) Thoenig. Beth is survived by her husband of 59 years, Howard Gerald Hotz, Sr.; was a devoted mother to five children, Keith Hotz, of Stillwater, Howard Gerald Hotz, Jr. and his wife Beverly, of Stillwater, Traci Hapgood and her husband Steve, of North Carolina, Chad Hotz and his wife Jennifer, of Fredon, Rebecca Hotz and her husband Steven Vardakis, of Robbinsville; cherished by 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren plus one expected in June.

Beth also leaves her traveling companion and loving sister, Linda Bittrich and her husband David, of Berkeley Heights, niece Rachael Marrusich and her husband James, of Ridgewood, two great-nieces, and many dear friends.

Private cremation services by Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, Newton. A private family memorial will be held at a future date.

Memorial gifts may be made to Father John’s Animal House, 50 Father Johns Ln, Lafayette Township, NJ 07848.

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