Obituary for Herbert L. "Hap" Hoyack Sr.
Herbert L. Hoyack, Sr. age 100 of formerly Dutch Hill, PA was born on May 3, 1917, the son of the late Andrew Hoyack and Viola Kurtz Hoyack, died on Friday, January 5, 2018.
Herb became known as Happy (Hap) by his friends because of his disposition. Herbert is survived by his daughter, Paula Hoyack Quarzo and husband Ernest, their three children and five grandchildren and by his son Herbert Hoyack Jr, and wife Connie, and their two children and five grandchildren. Hap was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth (Liz) Toth Hoyack and his sister Florence Hoyack Hines.
Hap was born in a house his grandfather Leo Gross built in La Belle ((Dutch Hill) Pennsylvania. He spent 92 years in La Belle until a heart problem nessicated assisted care at Beechwood Court in Uniontown PA.
Herb was an active Roman Catholic. His father Andy helped build the church he attended most of his life, St. James Parish in La Belle.
Early in life, Hap was a United Mine Worker although he worked most of his life for the Pennsylvania RR (ConRail). During the Great Depression, he worked for the Civil Conservation Corp.
Herb loved sports and was an avid golfer. The philosophy he followed through out life was moderation in everything.
Friends will be received in the Skirpan Funeral Home 135 Park St., Brownsville, PA on Monday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM. A Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday at 11:30AM in the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass at 12:00 PM in the Historic Church of St. Peter, Brownsville, with the Rev. Fr. Timothy J. Kruthaupt as celebrant. Interment in Lafayette Memorial Park.