Douglas Hoy

Douglas L. Hoy

Monday, March 8th, 1943 - Sunday, January 10th, 2021
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Douglas L. Hoy, 77 of Elizabethtown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at the UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic Hospital.
He was born on March 8, 1943 in Millersburg and was the son of the late Mark and Clara (Gingrich) Hoy.
Doug was a member of the St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown. He was also a US Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam War.
Doug enjoyed home remodeling, gardening, taking pictures and videos during family events, genealogy, and history - especially civil war history. He also made the best burgers, wings, ribs, and beans! Above everything else, his family was his greatest joy.
In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded in death by an infant son, Douglas J. Hoy and his three brothers, Mark Hoy Jr., Ken Hoy and Charles Hoy.
Doug is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, JoAnn (Gentile) Hoy; three children, Valerie F. Hoy and her husband Howard Rhodehamel of WA state, Angela I. Sassani and her husband Daniel of Elizabethtown and Daniel C. Hoy and his wife Nicole of Linglestown; five siblings, Patricia Risso, Mary Miller, Gloria Michael and her husband Bill, Carl Hoy and his wife Carol and Herb Hoy; five grandchildren, Jade Sassani, B’Elanna Rhodehamel, Ivan Rhodehamel and his wife Katie, Kes Rhodehamel and Michael Rhodehamel.
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, services will be private. However, there will be a live stream of the funeral services on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 12:00 Noon with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert officiating. To view the live stream event, please visit and go to Doug’s web page for the live stream link.
Memorial contributions in Doug’s name may be made to St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 121 N. Spring St., Middletown, PA 17057.
The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Middletown to handle the funeral arrangements.
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Colleen Boyle

Posted at 09:55pm
Dear Joann & family members,
So sorry to hear of the loss of Doug. Did not know him as well, but enough to know he was a nice person.
Also know my father thought a lot of him.
Please know that my thought's & prayers are with you.
Jim Rowe & Colleen

Doug and Bj Hosking

Posted at 06:43pm
Doug was such a joy to be a friend and neighbor. I loved to hear him talk on current and past events. Such a wealth of knowledge. He was always pounding a hammer somewhere and we would come home to newly planted plants because they needed a home. He even gifted a gnome to let me know, water them.. We will forever treasure his friendship and love. He called me a few weeks ago because I’d been ill. He worried about me when he was fighting cancer. That was the kind of friend we all deserve and want. Godspeed Doug.. Doug and Bj Hosking

Teri Postlethwaite

Posted at 12:39pm
I’m so very sorry to hear about Uncle Doug. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. He always made me smile and gave out the best hugs. I have tons of memories of Dad and Uncle Doug just talking and laughing. He will be tremendously missed by all that were blessed to know him. Sending everyone my love.
Teri Postlethwaite (Hoy)

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Posted at 09:48pm
In loving memory of Uncle Doug with deepest sympathy for your whole family.
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Brenda Evanko

Posted at 12:01pm
Dear JoAnn and Family,

Our heart-felt condolences to you all on the passing of Doug, a wonderful neighbor and friend. Doug always was thinking of others and his warm smile and engaging conversation will be missed.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Mike and Brenda Evanko

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