Obituary of David L. Hoyt, Sr.
David L. Hoyt Sr. passed away on Friday, March 3, 2023, after a long battle with cancer, and surrounded by loved ones. David was born on February 24, 1954 to Irene and Albert Hoyt in Catskill, NY. A lifelong resident of Greene County, Dave’s early experiences growing up on a dairy farm cultivated in him a deep love of the land, animals, and the woods surrounding his family’s farm. Dave developed an impressive work ethic through his childhood on the farm, which served him well during the more than thirty years he spent working for the Greene County Highway Department. He took pride in making the roads safe for residents of the area. Dave brought that same sense of integrity to his elected position as Ashland Town Justice, a position he held for over twenty years, and one in which he served the community with fairness, honesty, and compassion. Dave was an avid outdoorsman, and spent most of his recreation time in the outdoors, where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, and traveling. He enjoyed traveling around the western United States, finding new streams to fish and new mountains to climb, but his heart belonged to the Catskills, where he raised three children and instilled in them a love of the outdoors and nature, along with a love of reading, sports, laughter, and good conversation. His dedication as a father and grandfather was evident, as he attended every sporting event, school play, and milestone his children and grandchildren experienced. He greeted everyone with a smile, and charmed everyone he met. Dave was predeceased by his parents, Irene and Albert Hoyt Sr., as well as two of his brothers, Albert Jr. and Kenny, and his sister, Florence (Hoyt) Conine. He is survived by his partner in life, Lisa Dibbell, of Elka Park; his children: David Hoyt Jr. (Becky) of Stamford, NY, Nathan Hoyt of Windham, NY, and Amanda Graham (Hoyt) of Lexington, NY; his grandchildren: Madison, Melanie, Alyson, and McKenna Hoyt, and Samuel Graham; and his brother, Larry Hoyt. Services for David will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2023, from 2-5 pm at Decker Funeral Home in Windham, NY. Donations can be made in his honor to Community Hospice of Columbia & Greene Counties.
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