Obituary photo of Michael Hottois, Louisville-KY
In Loving Memory of

Michael Francis Hottois

1946 - 2022
Obituary photo of Michael Hottois, Louisville-KY
In Loving Memory of

Michael Francis Hottois

1946 - 2022

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
3309 Ballard Lane
New Albany, IN  47150
(812) 949-9900
Service:
Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 11:00am
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
3309 Ballard Lane
New Albany, IN  47150
(812) 949-9900
Newcomer - S. Indiana Chapel (812-949-9900) is assisting the family
Michael Francis Hottois Life story video
Michael Francis Hottois, 76, of New Albany, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022, surrounded by his family. He received his undergraduate degree from The State University of New York at Brockport and a Master of Fine Arts from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Michael retired from the University of Louisville after an over-40-year career teaching Scenic and Lighting Design, where he was a full professor and chair of the Theater Department.

He was incredibly proud of the design work he created for the Louisville Ballet and Merry-Go-Round Playhouse and was a member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829. Michael was an avid cyclist and member of the Southern Indiana Wheelman, riding more than 40,000 miles in the last ten years. He was the first Boys Soccer Coach at Providence High School, enjoyed classic cinema, and sailing, and was a huge fan of UofL Women's Basketball and the New York Yankees, as well as Bob Dylan and Frank Sinatra.

Michael was born on January 21, 1946, in Cheektowaga, New York. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Helen (Pontius) Hottois; brother, Donald Hottois; sister-in-law, Jean Hottois; daughter-in-law, Regina Hottois; and nephew, Roy Hottois.

Michael is survived by his wife, Georgette (Kleier) Hottois; sons, Ryan Hottois, Sean Hottois (Melissa), and Miguel Hottois; grandchildren, Sophia, Gavin, and Clark Hottois; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Kathy and Bill Coates and Linda and Michael Coates; nephews, Jeremy, Christopher, John Michael, and Jacob Coates; niece, Michelle Howe; and his beloved dog, Riley.

Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) and on Thursday after 9:00 a.m. His funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with cremation to follow according to Michael's wish.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to The Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation. One of Michael’s passions was the preservation of Native American Culture. Click Here to donate.

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Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
3309 Ballard Lane
New Albany, IN  47150
(812) 949-9900
Service:
Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 11:00am
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
3309 Ballard Lane
New Albany, IN  47150
(812) 949-9900
Newcomer - S. Indiana Chapel (812-949-9900) is assisting the family

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