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Mr. Christopher William Hoyt, 72, died Thursday evening, October 30, 2014, at his home in Saratoga Springs, NY, surrounded by his family following a brief but valiant battle with cancer.
Born January 1, 1942, Chris was the first baby born in the New Year at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, CT. He was the son of William Bradford Hoyt and Mary Raymond Lynch Hoyt, who were natives of Connecticut.
In his youth he attended the Holderness School in Plymouth, NH, where he played on the football team. He then attended Union College, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and psychology.
On August 24, 1963, Chris married Linda Morehouse Albin in a ceremony at the First Methodist Church on West Avenue in South Norwalk, CT.
For many years, Chris was employed as a sales engineer for General Electric. He and Linda and their children, Kimberly and Christopher, lived in many places throughout the country, including New York, Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey and Massachusetts. They lived the longest of any place in Ramsey, NJ, where the Hoyts were very active in their church and community.
In 2002, Chris retired from GE in Albany; Chris and Linda settled in the home they built in Saratoga Springs, NY. Through the years, he and Linda enjoyed tending to their homes and gardens, and especially enjoyed the ponds they built on the hillside behind their house in Saratoga Springs.
For many years, Chris was actively involved with the Hatch and Bailey Company in South Norwalk, CT. A residential and commercial construction supply company founded by his family in 1872, he was currently serving as Secretary of the Board of Directors.
An accomplished sailor, Chris always enjoyed being out on the water whenever he could. In later years, Chris and Linda took great pleasure in sailing their 38′ catamaran many places along the eastern seaboard. Chris and Linda also enjoyed playing golf, tennis and travelling together throughout the world.
Chris is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda, of Saratoga Springs; a daughter, Kimberly Betts Hoyt Dallon and her husband, David, of New Jersey; a son, Christopher William Hoyt, Jr., and his wife, Laura, of Virginia; and five grandchildren, Kyle William Dallon, William Alexander Hoyt, Andrew Bennett Hoyt, Aiden Christopher Hoyt, and Nina Isabella Hoyt.
He is further survived by three sisters and their husbands, Caroline and Michael Sicilian of Stamford, CT, Betts and Bud Bain of Rowayton, CT, and Margo and Richard Lepore of North Carolina; as well as many, many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 5th Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY, with Rev. Heather Williams, Senior Pastor and Rev. Drew Sperry, Pastor, officiating.
As an alternative to flowers, the Hoyt family kindly suggests that memorial gifts be made to Yaddo Garden Association, P.O. Box 395, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, or Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 5th Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, NY. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thehour/obituary.aspx?n=christopher-w-hoyt&pid=173035923#sthash.ckWjYS8k.dpuf