HOTOPP, Alice C., age 90, of Washington Township, OH, passed away surrounded by her loving family on December 16, 2023. Alice was born in Richmond, IN on December 18, 1932. She graduated Valedictorian from Richmond High School in 1950 and attended Oberlin Conservatory where she was a vocal performance major and received two honorary awards plus a graduate teaching assistantship upon graduation. Professionally she performed with the Gilbert and Sullivan Players on Cape Cod and toured with Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians. She has taught at Antioch College and retired after 30 years of teaching voice at the University of Dayton. She maintained a private voice studio in her home until her passing.
Alice has recorded for Lorenz Publishing Company and the American Psalm Choir and has sung recitals, oratorios, and symphony performances throughout the mid-west. She was selected as the Official Ohio Soprano for the National Bi-centennial Chorus in 1976. She has given solo performances at churches, temples, chamber music groups, the Dayton Music Club, Bach Society, Opera Fun-atics, and Dayton Opera.
Alice was a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and her students have received awards in NATS, Dayton Music Club, and Opera Guild competitions. She was honored by the Ohio Vocal Arts Network and received the 2002 Amici Musicae Award from the University of Dayton Music Department. The "Alice C. Hotopp Award for Excellence in Vocal Music" was a University of Dayton scholarship named in her honor. Alice is included in the 2007 "Marquis Who's Who in America". Along with her love of singing, she enjoyed watercolor and was a member of the Miamisburg Art Guild and president of the Tri-Art Club.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and June Van Ausdal. Alice is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Tom Hotopp; children, Steven (Susan) Hotopp, Tonia (Steven) Miller, and Daniel Hotopp; grandchildren, Julia (Tomas) Batalla, William Miller, and Rachel (Kyle) McDonald; great-grandchildren, James Batalla, Felix Batalla, and Ransom McDonald; and sister, Diane (Isaac) Luttrell.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 10:00AM at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 E. Stroop Road, Kettering, OH 45429. Family and friends may visit from 9:00AM until the time of service. Alice will be laid to rest at David's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.