HOLLAND — Richard E. “Dick” Hoyt, Sr., 80, of Holland, and formerly of North Reading, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
Born in Winchester on June 1, 1940, he was the son of the late Alfred G., Sr. and Anna M. (Jaworski) Hoyt. He was raised and attended school in North Reading and was a graduate of North Reading High School.
Dick served for 35 years in the Air National Guard and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
He was one half of Team Hoyt. Dick was well known for his many marathons, he raced with his son Rick, pushing him in his wheelchair in over 11,000 races. Dick and Rick were the first duo to complete the Boston Marathon, which they completed an amazing 32 times. They were also the first duo to complete the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii in 1988. Dick and Rick biked and ran across America covering 3,735 miles 45 consecutive days in 1992.
Family members include his loving sons, Rick Hoyt of Leicester, Rob Hoyt and his wife Zaida of Holyoke and Russ Hoyt and his wife Lisa of Billerica. He was predeceased by his former wife and mother of his three sons, Judith (Leighton) Hoyt; brothers, Phillip Hoyt, Herbie Hoyt and Jason Hoyt predeceased by brother Alfred G. Hoyt, Jr. ; sisters, Arlene Lumb- Garlington, Alice Sweeney, Barbara Enos, Ruth Ross and Kathy Cartwright; grandchildren, Cassie, Jayme, Cam, Ryan and Troy; great grandson, Parker. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and his long time companion Kathy Boyer of Holland.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, services will be held private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his memory to: The Hoyt Foundation at: http://wwhttp://www.teamhoyt.com/The-Hoyt-Foundation.htmlw.teamhoyt.com/The-Hoyt-Foundation.html
Arrangements are under the direction of the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading. www.croswellfuneralhome.com