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Thomas Hoyt

Posted By Cody Jones On August 19, 2016 @ 12:16 pm In Obituary | 12 Comments

Tom Hoyt

Thomas Alan Hoyt, M.D., age 67, of Bryan, passed away on August 18, 2016, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

The son of Robert and Martha Hoyt, Tom was born on May 20, 1949, in Chicago, Illinois.  He was married to Leslie Ellen Kimball on September 28, 1974, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Tom attended the University of Michigan, where he received a bachelor degree in 1972.  In 1975, he graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.  After an internship at Northwestern University Medical School and residencies in internal medicine and anesthesiology, Tom began practicing anesthesiology in 1981 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  In 1984, Tom moved to Bryan, Texas with his wife and children.  He was a founding partner of Brazos Anesthesiology Associates, where he practiced until his retirement in 1993.  In retirement, Tom enjoyed traveling, reading, working on his house and yard, volunteering in the community, researching family history, following his Michigan Wolverines and his adopted Texas Aggies, and loving on his seven grandkids.  He was a kind and generous man who touched the lives of many.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bryan.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Robert Hoyt, and his mother, Martha Hoyt.  He is survived by his beloved wife of almost 42 years, Leslie Hoyt; his daughter Alissa Sloan and her husband Dean, of Middletown, Maryland; his son Robert Hoyt and his wife Leah, of Round Rock; his seven grandchildren, Evan Hoyt, Grant Sloan, Andrew Sloan, Ella Kate Hoyt, Molly Sloan, Benjamin Sloan, and Caroline Sloan; and his sisters, Marge Gardiner, Linda Ellis, Sally Hoyt, and Nancy Lang.  At the time of his death, Tom was surrounded by members of his family.

The family wishes to thank Texas Home Health Hospice for the care that Tom received from them in his final days.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First United Methodist Church in Bryan.

A Celebration of Tom’s life will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, August 28th, at First United Methodist Church, 506 E. 28th Street, Bryan, Texas. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers.

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Condolence from Randy P. on August 19th, 2016 4:48 pm

Tom was a great friend, father and husband. Every day stepped forward is a day closer to a reunion with those Christians who have gone before us.

Condolence from Mary J Eikenhorst on August 22nd, 2016 7:16 am

Leslie and family: We are very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. While we hadn’t seen y’all in a while, we have fond memories of time spent together. God’s peace at this difficult time. Very fondly – Ron and Mary Eikenhorst

Condolence from JaynePope on August 22nd, 2016 7:37 pm

I’m so sorry for you loss of Tom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from JaynePope on August 22nd, 2016 7:39 pm

Leslie, I am so sorry for your loss of Tom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Dinah Prosperi on August 24th, 2016 6:44 pm

Leslie, am so sorry to hear of your loss of Tom — May Our Lord give you peace and comfort
during this difficult time — Our prayers are with you, Leslie — (Randy’s Mother)

Condolence from BUDDY AND LINDA HANEY on August 28th, 2016 11:18 am

LES, SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF TOM. WE CAN’T BELIEVE IT! YOU AND TOM WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS AND GREAT MEMORIES WE HAD WITH YA’LL. THE HOYTS WERE OUR EXTENDED FAMILY. OUR KIDS GREW UP TOGETHER, WELL YOUR TAKING CARE OF OURS. HA-HA. LES, IF WE CAN DO ANYTHING FOR YOU AND THE CHILDREN LET US KNOW AND WE WILL BE THERE FOR YA’LL. SO GLAD YOU AND TOM GOT TO TRAVEL AND DO SOME OF THE FUN THINGS IN LIFE. YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE THOSE MEMORIES TO REMEMBER. LOVE AND PRAYERS TO YOU AND YOURS.
BUDDY AND LINDA

Condolence from Kay and Dwight Linquist on August 31st, 2016 12:42 pm

Dear Les,
Our sincere sympathy in the loss of Tom. He was such a fun cousin. We love you and are thinking of you, and Tom in Heaven,
Love,
Dwight and Kay

Condolence from Jeff Patch on September 2nd, 2016 5:36 pm

Les, kids and grandkids, Nancy, Marge, Linda, &Sally,
Such a big loss for you all and everyone that knew Tom, he was bigger than life for me, his creativity with his family tree video is still inspiring, and gives me laughter and goose pimples whenever I watch it. I’m going to miss our birthday chats, see you on the otherside. Love Jeff

Condolence from Barbara and Stephen Arnold on September 6th, 2016 11:08 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Sorry to hear of such a loss.

Condolence from Michael Harris on September 11th, 2016 1:05 am

I just learned of the passing of Tom, an acquaintance from U of M and good friend of my fraternity brother Matt Douglas, also from E. Grand Rapids. I last saw Tom as I was graduating from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1976 as he hosted me on a tour of Northwestern University where I had applied for Residency in Internal Medicine. Although 40 years ago, his friendliness and generosity of time resonated with me and compelled me to try to give to other younger physicians the same treatment. The picture shown here is how I remember Tom and I offer my sincere condolences to Leslie and the whole family. I was taken aback by this unexpected Obituary. My wife Andi and I just celebrated our 42 Anniversary so I know how close your family must be. As an Oncologist, I routinely walk this path with my patients with pancreatic cancer and share your frustration at the limited outcomes and time on earth to be with family. I will remember Tom fondly for the rest of my life.

Condolence from John McDermott on March 15th, 2017 11:05 am

Hello Mrs. Hoyt & family, just heard we lost another E.G.R. High school graduate . I remember that Tom and Matt were friends at East. One of my class friends, Steve Armstrong, passed away from the same disease over 2 years ago. Devastating !I know. I was in Tom’s class and played football and remember Tom was cross country & a nice fellow. My belated condolences .

Condolence from L. Julia Conrady aka Linda on March 18th, 2017 5:20 am

Dear Mrs. Hoyt and family, Marge, Linda, Nancy, and Sally,

I just heard of Tom’s death and would like to express my condolences. It had been many years since last seeing Tom, but he remained on my list of favorite people. Madge and I were best friends growing up and spent so many hours at the Hoyt house up until she married. Tom was always there being the big brother to that clatch of girls. He sometimes included me.

I found his measure and saw the man he would become after Dr. Hoyt died. I came to see Madge two days later. The house was in turmoil, but Tom and the girls were missing. Their uncle said, “Somewhere together.” I searched that huge house from arrives to basement where Tom had started showing old family movies to his sisters. They were all laughing and sharing memories and stories of their dad. I think Tom was at most 16. He was so kind, so determined that they would grieve together, and he would see them through it. I remember being so impressed and liking him so much for it.

Over the next years, until Marge married, I saw a lot of Tom when I was at the house. He had this wonderful calming presence and sense of humor. He studied a lot when he came home from U of M while Marge and I made our way more leisurely through Aquinas. We’d often end up playing cards with Mrs. Hoyt after class. If Tom was home, he’d come down and mock Marge and me about study habits.

The last time I spent any time with Tom was at Marge and Dan’s wedding. I was taking a break in Marge’s bedroom when suddenly his aunt walked in with some other relatives. She realized what I was smoking was something other than tobacco. She glared at me and shut the door. A few minutes later, I was talking with Tom at the table where he was sitting with said aunt when she made a comment about my smoking. Tom, drinking a glass of milk (where did he get milk at that wedding?) sprayed it all over the table and made some silly remark thereby causing the table to explode in laughter and saving all from a most awkward moment! He was a hero at that slapstick moment and so very decent.

I hope these stories about Tom bring you some joy and comfort. I admired him and am so grateful for what he did for his sisters (and me). I hope you will comfort in having shared part of your life with Tom and carry that joy into your future. Looking back, he was telling his sisters they would carry the happiness and love they shared with their father all their lives after the shock and grief receded over time.

I will keep you in my prayers.

Yours truly,
L. Julia Conrady

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