Paul R. Hotz, 75, of Acworth, New Hampshire, died on August 15 after a long illness. He was a former resident of Sandwich.
He leaves his wife Carol, to whom he was married for 54 years.
Mr. Hotz was born and raised in Lakeville. He was the son of Paul and Olga Hotz.
After high school, he joined the Air Force.
In the late 1960s, Mr. Hotz moved to Martha’s Vineyard and became an officer with the Massachusetts Environmental Police. While on the Vineyard, he also became a pilot and spotter pilot for swordfish boats.
During retirement, he ran the Long Point Wildlife Refuge for the Trustees of Reservations.
In 1994, he moved to Sandwich, where he became an active member of the Republican Town Committee. Later, he moved to Acworth, New Hampshire, to farm.
Mr. Hotz enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He also traveled all over the country and to the Bahamas.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Hotz leaves his children, John Hotz and his wife, Michelle Hotz, of Huntersville, North Carolina, Donna Hotz of Milford, New Hampshire, and Brian Hotz and his wife, Jennifer Hotz, of Warner, New Hampshire; and his six grandchildren. He also leaves his brother, Walter Hotz and his wife, Gail Hotz, of Lakeville; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD), 100 Hitchcock Way, Manchester, NH 03104, or the Wounded Warrior Project (www.support.woundedwarriorproject.org).