Thomas Hoy

Thomas E. Hoy, 71, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in St. Joseph’s Hospital.

He was born Nov. 7, 1941, at Plainfield, N.J., a son of the late Raymond Francis Hoy and Ruth Thatcher Collum.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law and best friend, Bud Hotaling.

On July 23, 1966, he married Wanda Smith, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, David Hoy of Buckhannon; two daughters, Christine Flanagan and husband, Patrick, and Lisa Quici, both of Buckhannon; four grandsons, Robbie, Joey and Danny Quici, all of Buckhannon, and Tommy Hoy of Levittown, Pa.; one stepgrandson, Drew Quici of Buckhannon; one granddaughter, Vanessa Quici of Buckhannon; former son-in-law, Robert Quici of Buckhannon; two brothers, Raymond Hoy and wife, Phyllis, of Berlin, Mass., and Dale Hoy and wife, Rita, of Corpus Christi, Texas; three sisters, Georgeann Rigney and husband, Bill, of Levittown, Pa., Karen Mancuso and husband, Larry, of Thorofare, N.J., and Janie DiGiacomo and husband, Gary, of Wyndmoor, Pa.; two brothers-in-law, Robert Smith and wife, Mary Lee, of Ashton, Ill., and Clinton Smith of Oceana; four sisters-in-law, Lucille Pingilley and husband, Don, of Cheboygan, Mich., Emma Hotaling of Kerkimer, N.Y., Carol Mathison and husband, Dan, of Alburgh, Vt., and Joann Smith of Hilltop; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Hoy was a technician for Brother International. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1959-1962. He loved his grandchildren, the Marine Corps and Notre Dame (Go Irish).

Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Sunday, May 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Harrah Cemetery at Backus Mountain. Military Honors will be conducted at the graveside.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.