Michael Lotano, 85, dies

Columbus, OH — Michael A. Lotano, 85, died Feb. 6, 2024, at his home, in Glenville, N.Y., after a 17-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Mr. Lotano was born Dec. 30, 1938, in Schenectady, N.Y., the only child of the late Michael and Helen (Linscott) Lotano. He graduated Nott Terrace High School in 1956 and the Albany College of Pharmacy in 1960. Over the years, Mr. Lotano worked at many independent pharmacies and regional chains, and he owned Albert’s Drugs in Colonie, N.Y., from 1978 to 1988.

In 1960, Mr. Lotano married Jacquelyn Mangino, and together they had six children. Other than his family, Mr. Lotano’s passion was Standardbred racing, having owned, trained and raced over 75 horses. Roy Bean Hanover, Mountain East Wind, Lifeinthefastlane, Signal Hill Tiger and Hidden Touch were among his favorites.

Mr. Lotano is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jacquelyn; children Leslie Lotano-Saba, Pamela Cerrone, Michael Lotano Jr. (Kelly Stankes), Nicholas Lotano (Maria), Hope Corraro and Perry Lotano (Alyssa); 10 grandchildren: Zachary Saba (Lauren Grant), Andrew Saba, Thomas Cerrone, Marc Cerrone (Kristina), Nicholas Lotano, Daniel Lotano (Kayla Pietrzak), Matthew Lotano (Alyssa Dewar), Mia Corraro, Perry M. and Ryan Lotano; and great-granddaughter, Giavanna Cerrone.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Feb. 11, from 12 noon-2 p.m. at Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Rd., Glenville, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Rd., Glenville, NY., followed by entombment at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, 27 Glenridge Rd., Glenville, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, whose research he participated in (michaeljfox.org); Community Hospice, which provided comfort and guidance (communityhospice.org); or the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (adoptahorse.org).

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