Charles L. Hoyt, Owned Tannery, Fought in Battle of the Bulge

charles_hoytCharles L. (Chuck) Hoyt, 91, passed away peacefully Aug. 1, at his home on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Hoyt was born in 1925 in Haverhill, to Aaron Hoyt of Haverhill and Eleanor Marianne Lindsay, of Gaspé, Quebec.  In 1944, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and spearheaded across the Rhine with the 79th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. After the war, he attended graduated school at London Leathersellers Guild, London, England, and then followed in his father’s footsteps into the leather business. He owned tanneries in Haverhill (Hoyt and Worthen Tanning, Corp.), Goldsboro, N.C., Littleton, N.H., Omarou, New Zealand, Port au Prince, Haiti, and a textile plant in Brisbane, Australia. Hoyt was the chairman of Haverhill National Bank and Bank of Boston, New England. He was also one of the founders of two shoe component companies: Pandel Bradford and Styletec, which went public in 1969. He was an avid sportsman, playing golf, tennis, racing powerboats and flying his own helicopter. Throughout his life he skied in Jackson, N.H.and , fly-fished in Quebec. He was a member of the Grey Oaks Country Club, and North Naples United Methodist Church.

He leaves behind his wife, Betty; three children, Lindsay of Newburyport, William and his wife Dorothy of New Haven, Conn., and Tiffany of Washington; and four grandchildren, Charlie, Amelia, Hillary and Olivia.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main St., Haverhill, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Hoyt will rest in Maplewood Cemetery, Atkinson, N.H. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Atlantic Salmon Federation, and the New England Ski Museum: