Alan J Hoyt, 59, of Chapman Lake, died Tuesday from smoke inhalation as the result of a fire at his home.
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Born in Carbondale, son of the late John and Eloise Phillips Hoyt, he graduated form Scott High School (Lakeland) and was previously employed in the building trades and was a "jack of all trades." Alan could fix anything. An intelligent and talented man, he was best known for his love and passion for music. A singer and songwriter, he played many instruments and excelled at playing the guitar. He was an avid NASCAR fan since its inception and a supporter of Chevy Racing and particularly, Jimmie Johnson. He enjoyed watching movies and television shows including "Jeopardy." Alan was well-known for his friendly, outgoing demeanor and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his sisters, Pamela Hoyt, Chapman Lake; and Linda Witters, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; a brother, Mark Hoyt, Excelsior, Minn.; three nephews, Jeremy and Derek Witters, South Lake Tahoe, and Nigel Hoyt, Excelsior.
Cremation will be by Maple Hill Crematory. There will be no viewing. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Battenberg Funeral Home, 363 Washington Ave., Jermyn.
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 7, 2013