Obituary of Raymond Carl Hoyt
Raymond C. Hoyt, age 96 of Dallas, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 26, 2023 at The Meadows Nursing Home, Dallas.
He was born in Dallas Township on March 6, 1926, and was the son of the late Sherman and Daisey Harris Hoyt.
Ray attended Dallas School District and joined the US Navy at the age of 17, where he served as a Seaman 1st Class on the USS Shannon in the South Pacific during the Second World War. After his military service, he married the former Vera Evans and had 8 children. Ray was a baseball coach, collected antiques, loved family gatherings, and always had an open door to any that may have wanted to stop by.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sons, Christian Hoyt and Raymond "Jaime" Hoyt and his wife, Diane; 7 brothers and 2 sisters.
Ray is survived by daughters, Lois Wilkes (Keith) Shartlesville, PA, Debbie Setzer of Wilkes-Barre, Lana Messmer (Allan) of Trucksville, Janet Williams (Alan) of Harveys Lake, Diane Green (Ralph) of Sweet Valley, and Joanne Spencer (Dave) of Plymouth Twp.; former wife, Vera Salerno; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 11:00 am from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with Pastor Nathan Weaver of the Kunkle United Methodist Church, officiating.
Visitation will be from 9:00 am – 11:00 am prior to the service at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Kunkle Fire Company, 3943 PA-309, Dallas, PA 18612 or the Kunkle United Methodist Church, 177 Old Highway Rd., Dallas, PA 18612.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Ray's niece, Donna (Hoyt) Kelly for her wonderful care given to their father and also a special thanks to the staff at the Meadows Nursing and Rehab Center.
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