Royden E. Hoak, 82, of Woodstock, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Greenfield Reflections in Strasburg, VA. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 12 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodstock Christian Church. Reverend William Erbach will officiate. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, March 13 at 10:00 a.m. at Deer Creek Cemetery in Cheswick, Harman Township, PA.
Mr. Hoak was born December 9, 1930 in Curtisville, PA, son of the late Clair Leroy Hoak and Florence Lehman Hoak. He was an army veteran, serving two tours in the Korean War. He retired from AT&T in 1985 after 32 years. He was a member of Woodstock Christian Church and Telephone Pioneers. He was a Civil War enthusiast and enjoyed making furniture out of wood. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Herring Hoak and grandson, Matthew S. Craver.
He is survived by his wife, Gale Anderson Hoak; two daughters, Donna H. Craver of Fairfax, VA and Becky A. Hoak of Falls Church, VA; two step sons, Mark E. Anderson of Butler, PA and Jerry D. Anderson of Aniston, AL; granddaughter, Katherine Craver Ball; and three step grandchildren, Melissa Anderson, Douglas G. Anderson and Sarah Lee Anderson.
The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock, VA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 306, Charlottesville, VA 22901.