Richard Hoy

Obituary of Richard C Hoy

Richard C. ("Dick") Hoy, of 27 Miller Street, Cortland, NY, passed away January 8, 2011 at the Cortland Regional Medical Center with family by his side. Richard was born March 6, 1924, the son of Marion K. ("Max") and Delta Somers Hoy. Dick operated R. C. Hoy General Trucking and was well known throughout central New York and the surrounding area. He trucked hay, straw, fertilizer and sawdust to and from many farms and in later years delivered fertilizer to area golf courses for the Agway ProLawn Division. For many years, he hauled cabbage grown in the Preble area for Robert Knapp Produce, Preble Produce, and Victor Kraut. Dick also trucked loads of brick to SUNY Cortland for construction of dormitories and other campus buildings. He joined the NYS Grange June 25, 1943 and was a 65-year member of the Cortlandville Grange 461, becoming a Golden Sheath recipient. Dick is survived by his daughter, Donna (Fred) Burleton of Port Byron; brother, Raymond (Joan) of Cortland; brother-in-law, Rolland Dalley of Florida; loving companion, Laura Spinner of Apulia Station and her family (including "grandson" Brett); and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by special friends, Steve Robinson, Jim Tracy, the Lee Hopkins family, and Larry Holland. Richard was predeceased by his wife, Christena; his parents; sisters, Irene Peck and Martha Dalley; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Marian Streeter. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, January 11, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland with the service immediately following visitation. A reception and celebration of Dick's life will be held at 3 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church fellowship hall, 13 Court St., Cortland. The omission of flowers is requested with contributions in Dick's memory to the Brockway Truck Preservation Association, PO Box 33, Cortland, NY 13045 or the Otisco Christian Union Church, 4300 Canty Hill Rd., Tully, NY 13159. Spring interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, NY will be announced.
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