Donal Hoy

1950 - 2021


Donal R. Hoy, 70, of Hunts Run Road, Emporium, PA died at Cleveland Clinic-Hill Crest, Mayfield Heights, Ohio on Thursday morning (March 11, 2021). He was born June 14, 1950 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late Donal Vanzant and Rose D. Weisner Hoy. On June 17, 1972 in First United Methodist Church, Emporium, PA he married Susan Gore, who survives.

Donal graduated from St. Marys Area High School in the class of 1968. He served as Cameron County Auditor over 40 years. Owner and operator of "Definitely Different Womenswear and Dry Cleaning. He volunteered with the American Red Cross and Cameron County Historical Society. He was a member of the Emporium Men's Club, the Driftwood Emporium Lodge #532, F.and A.M. where he had served as Past Master. He enjoyed repairing antique clocks, traveling, playing cards, cooking and spending time with his beloved standard poodle "Bailey".

In addition to his wife Susan he is survived by two sisters, Deborah Broz, Thoms River, NJ; Susan (Brian) Saline, Kersey; five brothers, Andrew (Betsy) Hoy; Michael (Diane) Hoy; Richard (Lisa) Hoy; Daniel (Amy) Hoy, all of St. Marys; brother-in-laws Terry and Ned Gore of St.Marys and sister-in-law Bobbe Blessel of Emporium and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, William Hoy.

There will be no visitation. A private memorial gathering will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cameron County Historical Society, PO Box 433, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 

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Dennis and JoAnn Fapore

March 18, 2021 12:55 PM

Susan, So sorry to learn of Don’s passing, our deapest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you.... Dennis and JoAnn Fapore

Bernie Oswald

March 18, 2021 5:39 AM

Thinking of Susan and Don during this time of sorrow.   God bless and watch over you both. My sincere sympathy..

Sandy and Von

March 16, 2021 9:45 AM

Susan, We are so sorry about the loss of Don.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Suzie Wortman Riddle

March 16, 2021 8:17 AM

I haven't seen Don for a number of years but have fond memories of hanging out with the kids from Maple Street. Back then, Don and I frequently partnered up in card games with our specialty being "Rabbit." He was a nice guy and a lot of fun to be with. My sincere sympathy to all.

Suzie Wortman Riddle

Rusty and Kathy Lewis

March 15, 2021 6:18 PM

Dear Sue and family, So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

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