CONNEAUT - William Alfred Hoedt, 79, of Bridgeview Lane, died
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002.
Mr. Hoedt was born Jan. 7, 1923, in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of Charles and Lillian (Urban) Hoedt.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II.
Mr. Hoedt worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 41 years, retiring in 1984. From 1990 to 2002, he served on the Conneaut Port Authority, an organization that was close to his heart.
He was a lifetime member of the Conneaut Elks Club and also was a member of the American Legion and Moose Club.
Mr. Hoedt enjoyed traveling and playing cards. He thought Conneaut was the best place in the world to live, family members said.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Rosemary (Myers); two daughters, Viva Silbert of Conneaut, who was his care giver for the past 1 1/2 years, and Mary Alice Byers of Sunrise, Fla.; a granddaughter, Megan Silbert of Gainesville, Fla., a grandson, Jordan Silbert of Coral Springs, Fla.; two brothers, Kenneth of Tallmadge and Robert of Buffalo, N.Y.; and a sister, Doris Linder of Buffalo.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of Mr. Hoedt's life will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Port Conneaut Yacht Club, 1205 Broad St., Conneaut, formerly Gully's Galley. Friends and family are welcome to attend and share stories of his life.
At Mr. Hoedt's request, no calling hours will be observed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Conneaut Port Authority, 1205 Broad St., Conneaut, 44030; or Conneaut Rescue Squad Station 3, 392 Middle Road, Conneaut, 44030. Envelopes will be available at the celebration.
Ducro Funeral Service and Crematory, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula is handling the arrangements.