Obituaries

Posted August 23, 2007

Katharine G. Hoyt

Katharine G. Hoyt of Oak Bluffs, formerly of Goffstown, N.H., died peacefully at her daughter's Campground home in Oak Bluffs on August 15. She was predeceased by her husband, Lester Allan Hoyt. Mrs. Hoyt was born in Salem on March 6, 1908, a daughter of William and Charlotte (Rowe) Johnson. She resided in Goffstown for 45 years and was a member of the Goffstown Congregational Church. Mrs. Hoyt retired from New England Telephone Company. She moved to Oak Bluffs in 1985.

Mrs. Hoyt is survived by her daughter, Judith, and her husband Lawrence Stearns of Oak Bluffs, two grandchildren, Barbara and her husband, Tom Furino, of Edgartown and David and his wife, Robin Stearns, of Sudbury, three great grandchildren, Michael Furino, Kevin Stearns, and Mitchell Stearns as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Mrs. Hoyt was also predeceased by her great grandson David Furino.

A private chapel service will be held at the Harmony Grove Cemetery in Salem. The burial will follow. Memorial donations may be made to Martha's Vineyard Drive For Life, Memory of David Furino, PO Box 3354, Edgartown, MA 02539.

Barbara J. Hersey

Barbara Jean (Day) Hersey, 88, of Key West, Florida, and summer resident of Oak Bluffs died peacefully on August 16, at her home on Martha's Vineyard. She was predeceased by her husband, John Hersey. She is survived by her daughter, Brook Hersey and her husband, Alexander DeLuca; her granddaughter, Violet DeLuca; and her step-children, Martin, John, Ann and Baird Hersey. Her memorial service will be held next summer in Key West, Fla., and also on the Vineyard. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Vineyard Nursing Association for Pain Management, P.O. Box 2568, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs. Visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com for online guest book and information. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of The Times.

Garry Hough III, M.D.

Garry Hough III, M.D.

Dr. Garry deNeuville Hough III, born on April 30, 1926, in Springfield, died on August 17, at Majestic Oaks in Orange City, Fla., after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was the eldest son of Mary (Sears) and Dr. Garry Hough Jr. He was raised in Longmeadow, and graduated from Classical High School, Springfield, class of 1942. He went to college at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., and then was accepted into Harvard Medical School in 1945, receiving his degree in 1948.

Garry enlisted in the army to fulfill his requirements of his medical school program, serving with the Fifth Evacuation Hospital, Sendai, Japan, during the Korean Conflict.

In 1955, Garry started his orthopedic surgery practice with his father and established Chestnut Orthopedics in Springfield, as well as being on staff at Wesson Memorial Hospital, Springfield Hospital, and the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children. Garry retired in 1986. He was active in the Massachusetts and American Orthopedics Associations, South Congregational Church, West Tisbury Congregational Church, the Shriner's Masonic Order, the Hampden District Medical Society, the Massachusetts Medical Society, and many civic groups, including three chapters of the International Rotary Club and the medical ethics board for the Hampden District Medical Society and the Springfield Clergy Association. He served a president of the staff at Wesson Memorial, assistant chief surgeon at Shriner's Hospital, and was a state representative to the American Medical Association.

Beginning in 1974, Garry was a volunteer teaching surgeon with Orthopedics Overseas. He became a member of the Orthopedics Overseas board of directors, and served two years as its president followed by two years as president of World Orthopedic Concerns, ending his tenure in 1996. He was honored with OO's Humanitarian Award in 1991. Garry also championed the cause of banning land mines.

Garry loved playing golf, but later replaced it with tennis. He learned how to drive a boat and was active with the Power Squadron in the Florida Keys. He also loved to sing, and joined the choir at the First Congregational Church in West Tisbury and the Men's Chorus at John Knox Village after Garry and Nan moved here in April 1998.

Garry is survived by: his wife of 57 years, Nancy; his daughters Meta Hough of Eugene, Ore.; Alice Robinson and her husband Tom, of Vineyard Haven; Ginny Matchak and her husband John, of Norwalk, Conn.; Hilda Brown and her husband Richard, of Gainesville, Fla.; and his son Rick Hough of Nashua, N.H.; also, his 3 grandsons, Tim, Brian and Michael Robinson; his brother Willis of Dunellen, Fla., and Ipswich; his sister Charlotte Keenen and her husband Chuck, of Ormand Beach, Fla.; his brother-in-law Wade Greer and his wife Barbara of Nokomis, Fla., and Alton Bay, N.H.; several nieces, nephews and their families; several cousins and family friends.

Memorial gifts may be made to Health Volunteers Overseas/Orthopedic Concerns.