LTC ANTHONY X. HOYER, (US Armey retired) Age 78, residing in Moseley, VA formerly of West Haverstraw, died of a heart attack on December 19, 2021 in Chippenham Hospital, Richmond, VA. Tony is survived by four brothers: Reverend Michael, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Francis, Jr. (Christina), Stony Point; J. Peter (Carol), Calabash, NC; Joseph (Kathleen), West Haverstraw; and two sisters: Mary Donovan Perez (Jimmy), Long Beach, CA and Anne, Henrietta, NY; and nieces Mary Bishop, Michelle Young, Sarah Hoyer, and nephews, Christopher Hoyer and Justin Hoyer. He was predeceased by his parents, Francis J., Sr. in 2008 and Ann Geraldine (nee Shankey) in 2002, founders of Hoyer’s Ice Cream on Route 9-W, West Haverstraw. His maternal grandfather was Vincent Shankey, former owner of Shankey Ford dealership in Haverstraw. Hoyer was born in Suffern, NY on April 20, 1943. During his formative years, Tony was a product of local grammar schools including St. Peter’s prior to graduating from the old Haverstraw High School in 1960. Tony worked in two long careers as a military officer and civil servant. He was presented his BA diploma by the WWII hero, 4-star General Mark W. Clark at his graduation from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina in 1964. In May 1964 he was commissioned 2nd LT in the US Army while in Charleston, SC. His first foreign tour was South Korea in 1965-66 with the 10th Armored Cavalry Regiment of the 7th Infantry Division which serves along the 38th Parallel. In April 1967 he was promoted to Captain, Troop D, 7/17 Air Cavalry, 1st Aviation Brigade and in October deployed as Operations Office to Pleiku, Republic of Vietnam (Camp Enari) in the central highlands. During his Vietnam tour 1967-68 as a Troop Commander he distinguished himself during TET 1968 in the Battle of Kontum City where he earned a Silver Star for gallantry in action against the invading North Vietnamese Army while leading a US Cavalry TASK Force. His entire unit was awarded the Valorous Unit Award by the US Army as a result of the historical defense of Kontum City. Hoyer retired from the US Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving 25 years of active duty during the Cold War era 1964-1989. His military assignments included: Saudi Arabia (Army Detachment – Taif,) US Military Training Mission 1983-84; West Germany with the 3rd Armored Division near Frankfurt 1972-76; and Republic of Vietnam with Troop D, 7/17 Air Cavalry, 1st Aviation Brigade. Colonel Hoyer’s military schooling included graduation in 1977 from the US Army Command & General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; the Armor Officer Career Course , Forth Knox, Kentucky in 1969, and Armor Officer Basic Course on 1965. He also earned a MS degree from Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL in 1977.Tony was recipient of numerous US Army, Department of Defense & Joint Service awards/decorations including Silver Start with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster and a Purple Heart.
Following his Army career he worked 22 years for the Bureau of Engraving & Printing (BEP) US Treasury Department in Washington, DC where he was a branch head for Product Accountability. He later served in the Product Development & Testing office, the Office of Quality and the Central Bank Liaison Staff where he helped coordinate the introduction of the new currency color design notes (Next generation $5 and $100 notes) with the cash machine vendors until his retirement in 2013. Tony had off duty enjoyments including attending Thoroughbred horse racing throughout the country with his favorites Saratoga, NY and Keenland, KY, NASCAR, the Buffalo Bills and METS, and watching financial news and developments which kept him busy. Yearly he attended his Troop D Vietnam reunions with his soldiers. The Hoyer family sends sincere thanks to neighbors, friends and relatives for their prayers and support these past weeks. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s & St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Broadway, Haverstraw, NY. on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Viewing will be held Thursday 6-8 PM and Friday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at George M. Holt Funeral Home, 50 New Main Street, Haverstraw, NY 10927 Burial will be scheduled for Arlington National Cemetery on a date to be determined by Arlington within the next 60 days.

Posted in: George M. Holt Funeral Home

Posted on: 2022-01-04

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