Obituary of Bruce Douglas Hoyt
Bruce Douglas Hoyt, 96, of Oneonta, formerly of Walton passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born November 10 1922 in Walton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Edith Miller Hoyt.
Bruce was a talented wood worker and was as a cabinet maker for S J Bailey & Sons in Walton for over 41 years. When Bruce wasn't working at S J Bailey and Son's he would be working on his dairy farm in Walton or working at a local stone quarry. Bruce was a proud member of the Pleasant Valley Boys where he called square dancing for over 60 years. He was a gardener and was a big sports fan, especially when it came to his grandchildren’s sporting events and the New York Yankees. He was a long time member of the West Delhi United Presbyterian Church. Most of all, Bruce adored spending qualify time with his friends and family. His strong work ethic and warm smile will be missed by all who had the chance to know him.
Survivors include his children James Hoyt (Patti) of Walton, Lester Joseph Hoyt (Kay) of Kentucky and Victoria Hoyt-Nordberg (Eric) of Oneonta; son-in-law Kurt VanNess of Trumansburg, NY; sister-in-law Shelia Hoyt of New Jersey; grandchildren Michele Barnes (Mike), Kevin Hoyt (Greta), Chris Hoyt (Regina), Benjamin Kilpatrick (Jessica) and Erin Newkerk (Jake) and a very special friend of the family for many years Lee Reynolds (Bruce) of New Jersey. Bruce is also survived by 14 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Barbara Hoyt who passed in 1999; daughter Linda Hoyt; brothers Walter, Hilton and Larry Hoyt and sisters Florence Mugglin, Wilma Leech and Viola Potter
Calling hours to which relatives and friends are invited to attend will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 5-7 P.M. at Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton. A service to celebrate Bruce’s life will take place on Thursday, May 23 at 12 P.M. at the West Delhi United Presbyterian Church, 45 Sutherland Road, Delhi, NY, please assemble at church. Burial will follow at West Delhi Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in Bruce’s memory to the West Delhi United Presbyterian Church General Fund, 45 Sutherland Road, Delhi, NY 13753 or to the Spina Bifida Association, 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22209.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of sympathy and hope for Bruce’s family please visit www.courtneyfh.com