Royden E. Hoak

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.

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3 Condolences to Royden E. Hoak

  1. Paul Mella says:

    My condolences to the family, we have lost a great man. We can only be comforted that he is in a better place now.
    Roy was my mentor, as a young man I learned all the values of life that I still use to this day. He helped shape me into the man I have become. Over the years I have shared his wisdom with many young people hoping to make a difference as he had in my life I am very proud of that and will be forever grateful.

  2. Alta Hayes says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. What a wonderful and friendly man! Mr. Hoak will be truly missed. I have known him for a very long time and have the utmost respect for him. He always met me with a smile when I was in his presence.

  3. Anonymous says:

    To Gale and to all the family we send our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have many fond memories from the times and experiences we shared. May God bless you all with his peace.
    Warren and Virginia Brubaker