Obituary of Eugene John Hoying
Obituary for Eugene J Hoying
Friday, September 23, 2022
Eugene J. Hoying, 92, died peacefully at home in Sun City Center, Fl. September 23, 2022. Before
moving to Sun City Center, Fl, he lived in Montgomery & Huntsville, TX, Highland Park, IL, and
Cincinnati, OH. He is survived by his wife, Patricia L. Hoying of Sun City Center.
Eugene was one of eleven children born to the late Henry and Anna (Schmitmeyer) Hoying and
raised on the family farm near St. Patrick, Ohio.
Upon graduation in 1948 from Fort Loramie High School in Ohio, Mr. Hoying attended the
University of Dayton, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry in 1952.
After the University of Dayton, he served as a U.S. Army hospital corpsman at Fort Leonard Wood
hospital in Missouri from 1952-54. Following military service, he earned a Master of Science
degree in Biochemistry from Purdue, University, West Lafayette, IN.
In his professional life, he started as a chemist at Proctor & Gamble in Cincinnati, OH. Believing
he was more than a chemist led to his sales career in the flavor and fragrance field, first with
Givaudan (a Swiss multinational manufacturer of flavors, fragrances, and cosmetic ingredients).
Retiring from Givaudan, he continued his sales career with International Flavors & Fragrances, and
Food Materials Corp.
Mr. Hoying was proud that he and his six brothers served in the various United States Armed
Forces branches in World War II and Korea. He appreciated his large German Catholic family and
looked forward to the annual Hoying Reunions. Always a big kidder and jokester at the August
reunions near the family farm in Ohio, Uncle Gene will be missed by all his "favorite" nieces and
nephews and their families.
Eugene Hoying was preceded in death by his former wife, Elizabeth C. Hoying (nee Decurtins), his
ten siblings and nine of their spouses, Regina and Clem Aselage, Anna Marie and Greg Eilerman,
Louise and Alfred Boerger, Edwin and Annabel Hoying, Bernadette and Paul Gaier, Henry Hoying,
Jerry and Mary Hoying, Anthony and Mary Hoying, Linus and Mary Hoying, and Patrick and
He is survived by his two children, Andrew D. Hoying (fiancée Moira Burdi), of Wheeling, IL, and
Faith R. Behr (Michael J.) of Naperville, IL; the beloved grandfather of four grandchildren, Travis
A. Hoying (Allison Kirby) of Prospect Heights IL, Katherine L. Behr of Austin, TX, Derek A. Hoying
of Wheeling, IL, and Madeleine A. Behr of Chicago; always had a big grin when called "Triple G"
(Great-Grandpa Gene) for his two great-grandchildren, Calvin H. Kirby-Hoying and Warren M.
Kirby-Hoying; a stepson Michael Pizer of Baton Rouge, LA; and his sister-in-law Nancy Hoying of
Graveside services and burial will be at Sarasota National Cemetery on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 12:30p.m.
In place of flowers, the family requests making memorial donations to the Mercy Home for Boys
and Girls, https://donate.mercyhome.org, a charity Eugene Hoying supported for decades.