Gordon J. Hoyt ’50

Gordon J. Hoyt ’50 died on December 17, 2018, in Queensbury, New York.

(The following was published in the Post Star, December 19, 2018:)

Gordon J. Hoyt Sr. resident of Queensbury, died on Dec. 17, 2018. He was the son of H. Deane Hoyt and Gertrude D. Hoyt and was born in South Weymouth, Massachusetts, on October 23, 1925. He graduated from Govenor Dummer Academy and received an AB degree from Bowdoin College in 1950.

Upon graduation, he joined Glens Falls Insurance Company and during his twenty-one year tenure he held several positions in marketing and underwriting with his last position as vice president. From 1971 to 1978 he served as executive vice president and director of Puritan Insurance Co., a subsidiary of General Electric Capital. In 1978, he left Puritan to form Gordon Hoyt Associates, an insurance underwriting management firm and, in 1985, was founder and majority shareholder of Hermitage Insurance Co. He was a member of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps and prior to discharge in 1946 had achieved the rank of private first class. Gordon is survived by his loving wife, Cynthia; six children, Gordon Hoyt Jr., Gail Mason, Rick Grace, Linda Grace, Nancy Griggs, and David Grace; thirteen grandchildren; and Mr. Chumley Dog and Mr. George Cat. Special appreciation to Allyson Owens, his caregiver and companion over the past year.

Active in civic and charitable affairs in Glens Falls, he was also an enthusiastic golfer at Glens Falls Country Club and elsewhere. Gordon was also an avid gardener, fond of classical jazz, and member of the R.O.M.E.O. Lunch Club.

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