Robert Hoyt

Robert Hoyt, 78, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Saratoga Hospital. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on March 20, 1939, he was the son of Robert and Ruth Coon Hoyt, and grandson of Amy Reno Coon.

Bob graduated from Ballston Spa High School in 1957, and then attended Albany Business College and the Junior College of Albany. Throughout the years, Bob was employed by several public relation agencies, radio stations (his handle was Bob Manning) Saratoga Raceway, NYSRWB, Saratoga County and several automobile agencies throughout the Capital District. At his passing, he proudly still held his USTA membership license.

Bob loved to cook, travel to Maine and attend Standard Bred Racetracks throughout the country and Canada.

In addition to his parents and grandparents, he was predeceased by his stepson Michael Lewis. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Patricia, sister Linda Casaly and her companion Harold Amery, loving nieces Christine Gray (Henry) and their children Anna and Evan; Susan Fraser (Todd) and their son Ashton; stepson William Lewis and his children Lindsey and Taylor. He also survived by Bob’s gals and guys, Jennifer, Nancy, Sam, Lenny, Brent and Ken.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 2, from 12pm to 2pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 2pm. Interment will be held on a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Bob may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children at or the charity of your choice.

Guest Book

Lorraine Ann Lynett Komar

Dear Linda, Pat and families: I was saddened to hear of Robert's passing. I knew him as Linda's older brother. We all grew up in Ballston Spa and I visited with the family often so I can recall fond memories of our lives back then. Linda and I were very good friends. Later, Bob was Maria's godfather and Pat always remembered her on special occasions. Thank you. I hope your families find peace and remember all the happy times. God bless, rest in peace Robert. Lorraine Komar and family.

Michael Sweeney

Bob was one of the first people I met when I moved my stable out to Saratoga and I quickly realized he was one of the kindest people I’d ever had the privilege to come across. I always looked forward to his summer visits at Scarborough Downs after I moved back to Maine. A true gentleman, he will be missed.

Chad Peterson

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing.. It wasn't long ago I saw him at the Racino and reminisced of our days in the horse business..Such a great guy and always so kind and always offered guidance and direction...RIP

Maureen and Frank Salino

We are so sorry of hear about Bobs passing. He sure will be missed was always so willing to help anyone in so many ways and a true gentleman. RIP Bob

Margarete Barile and Carmen LeMorta

Linda, Pat and family,
We are very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We offer our sincere sympathy to you and your family during this sad time. Bob was a very pleasant man and will be missed by all. We will be thinking of you.

Midge and Carmen

Sandy Beaulieu

So sorry for your loss of Bob. Super nice guy always wanting to help everyone out. My sincere condolences to you all.

Linda Flynn

My sincere condolences to the Hoyt family. Bob was the consummate professional and such a kind gentle man. He will be missed by so many. RIP Bob.

Mary Gast

Bob was a nice man and always wanted to help people any way he could! He loved racing and Saratoga Raceway! I’m sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers!

Marlene Denison

Pat & family so sad to hear of Bob's passing. We missed you at our 60th reunion and lunches.
My condolences to you at this sad time. Blessings to all.

Frank & Eileen Coppola

Pat and family.....
We are SO saddened to learn of Bob's passing!! He was one of the nicest, kindest men we've ever known....always happy to see us, and always the gentleman! You took great care of him, Pat! God Bless you and your family, and, R.I.P,'ll be missed!

Jeff and Jackie Cantine

Our condolences go out to Bob's family at this difficult time. He was such a wonderful and kind man. He will be missed always.

Bruce and Lynne Mattison

Linda and family
Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We will always remember Bob as kind and always smiling when we saw him .