McQuaid Jesuit

Peter Hotra 65 June 10 2017In your prayers please remember the soul of Peter J. Hotra. Mr. Hotra is a member of the McQuaid Jesuit Class of 1965.

Hotra, Peter J.

Honeoye Falls: June 10, 2017. Born July 31, 1947 in Rochester. Predeceased by his father, William Charles Hotra; brother, Michael J. Hotra; father-in-law, Gilbert G. McCurdy, and mother-in-law, Katherine B. McCurdy. Survived by his mother, Anne Sullivan Hotra; wife of 41 years, Lynda McCurdy Hotra; his daughters, Elizabeth (Matthew) Chaney and Caroline (Christopher) Beck; grandson, William David Beck; sister, Patricia (J. Paul) Brennan; brother-in-law, Gilbert K. (Ken) McCurdy; nephews and nieces, Michael C. (Rives) Hotra, Katie Hotra, Katherine (Shaun) McCurdy, Ciaran (Katie) Brennan, Aedin Brennan; great-nephews, Charlie, Henry, and Teddy Hotra.

Peter met his bride, Lynda, while working for the Margaret Woodbury Strong estate on Allen's Creek Road, handling the vast and varied collections for what would become The Strong National Museum of Play. They raised their girls in Mendon, NY and Kennebunk, ME. A favorite ritual was maintaining trails at the family homestead in Mendon, where Peter entertained at his daughters' pumpkin parties, birthdays, proms, graduations, and wedding festivities. Peter relished his roles of husband, father, uncle, and recently, as grandfather to red-haired, blue-eyed, Will.

Friends of all ages will miss Peter's dynamic playfulness, engaging yarns and limericks, outlandish humor, flamboyant hats and clothing, red hair and flair, handlebar moustache, classic cars and rock and roll, ritual trips on Route 66, sense of fair play, and loyal heart.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.