Joseph Patrick Hoyer Jr., 82, a 58-year resident of Riviera Beach, died June 10 at his home after battling cancer for one year. He was born on July 1, 1930, in Valley Falls, RI, to the late Frances and Joseph P. Hoyer Sr. From 1949 to 1957 he served our country in both the United States Army and in the U.S. Marine Corps. He went on to work for the Kennecott Company, and later in the security department at St. Agnes Hospital. He enjoyed baseball and football, his cigars, and his grandchildren. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Robert S. Hoyer; two brothers, John and James Hoyer; and two sisters, Anna Cooney and Frances Hoyer. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years: Pearl Hoyer (nee Miller); four sons, Brian P. Hoyer, Stephen Hoyer and his wife Lynn, and Thomas Hoyer, all of Riviera Beach, and Joseph Hoyer and his wife Emma of Linthicum; four daughters, Katherine Raynor and her husband Wade of Carvel Beach, Linda Kirkpatrick and her husband Jeff of New Hudson, MI, Anna Engel and her husband Fred and Sharon Dillow and her husband Martin, both of Pasadena; brother, Vincent Hoyer and sister, Mary Ethier, both of Cumberland, RI; ten grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family invites friends to visit from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday at the Gregory J. Gonce Funeral Home, PA, 169 Riviera Drive, Pasadena, where his funeral service will commence 11:30 a.m., Monday. Interment to follow in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville. Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of the Chesapeake. You may express your condolences online at gjgoncefuneralhome.com
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Published in the Maryland Gazette on June 15, 2013