Thomas Doyle Hoyt DDS, 85, of Lake Bluff, IL, formerly of Evanston, graduate of New Trier HS (1944), honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy Medical Corp and graduate of Grinnell College and Loyola Dental School, passed away on March 21, 2012. Although trained to follow in his father's footsteps as a dentist, Tom Hoyt found his business passion as publishing entrepreneur. In an amazing career that spanned 45 years he developed a highly successful family of dental publications which were sold in 1990. In his next venture, Tom joined his son Peter and played a crucial role as an adviser and the treasurer of Hoyt Publishing Company, which is now known as The Path to Purchase Institute. Tom was an accomplished runner, skier and fisherman. He was the beloved husband of Frederica (nee Fairman) "Freddie"; father of six, Joshua (Joanna Brown), Amy Knowlton (Jim), Darcy, Peter (Peggy), Phoebe Volla (Guido), Nathaniel (Amy); stepfather to Samantha Davie (Barrett) and John Marshall (Kalie). Tom was also the proud grandfather of 17. No visitation. Interment Private. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 24 at The Church of St. Mary, 175 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest, IL. In lieu of flowers, we encourage donations to the Dr. Thomas D. Hoyt Memorial fund at the National Parkinson Foundation, http://www3.parkinson.org/goto/TomHoyt
Info. Wenban Funeral Home,
Lake Forest, IL (847) 234-0022 or www.wenbanfh.com
Published by Chicago Tribune on Mar. 22, 2012.