Obituary: Florence ‘Terry’ Hoyt

Obituary: Florence ‘Terry’ Hoyt

Florence “Terry” Cornelia Hoyt, age 64, passed away in Geneva, N.Y. on August 7, 2019.

Terry was the beloved daughter of Elton Hoyt III (predeceased) and Barbara Higgins Hoyt; beloved sister to James Humphrey Hoyt (Fofie) and Peter Higgins Hoyt (predeceased), (Jacque); beloved aunt to Elton Hoyt, Andrew Hoyt (Courtney), Dana Hoyt (Russell Miranda), Robert Hoyt (Bailee Walton), Calla Hoyt Cornett (Adam Cornett), Schuyler Hoyt Allen (William Allen), Ralph Hoyt and Andrew Melamed; and beloved great-aunt to James Hoyt, Charlotte “Charlie” Cornett, Liam Allen and Caleb Allen.

Terry lived most of her life as a resident at Lochland School in Geneva, N.Y., where she was considered an extraordinary presence and remarkable inspiration to all those whom she knew and met.

Terry never met a stranger who didn’t ultimately become a friend and pen pal. 

She worked at Cornell Experimental Station for several years, volunteered her time in various capacities at UH Geneva Medical Center and sang in the choir at First United Methodist Church in Geneva.

Terry was a creative and talented artist who also enjoyed fishing, boating, writing stories, collecting, gardening, music, dancing, swimming, caring for her cherished cats, Cappuccino and Ozzie, and spending time with her family in Cleveland, Ohio and Boca Grande.

Against all odds, Terry loved the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Most notably, Terry was a major advocate for the March of Dimes, raising significant funds during her lifetime for this very important cause. She received the Finger Lakes Outstanding Helper of the Year trophy in 2015 for her work with March of Dimes. In 2008 and 2009, she was nominated for the prestigious ATHENA Geneva award, which recognizes female leaders in the community for their excellence, creativity and initiative in connection with their businesses and vocations, and in Terry’s case for her fundraising efforts for the March of Dimes.

Terry’s family wishes to acknowledge and give special thanks to the Lochland, Inc. organization and its many committed and devoted caregivers who made a meaningful difference in Terry’s life over the years.

A service and celebration of Terry’s life was held on August 19, 2019 in Geneva; and also will be held on Sept. 3, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Hubert’s Episcopal Church at 8870 Baldwin Rd., Mentor, Ohio 44060.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in memory of Terry to: Lochland, 1065 Lochland Rd., Geneva NY 14456.