Richard G. Hoag Sr.

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Richard G. Hoag Sr.

September 10, 1947 - August 05, 2018

MIDDLEFIELD - Richard Gerald Hoag Sr., a lifelong area resident and owner of Valleyview Greenhouse, passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 5, 2018, surrounded by his family at his home in the Town of Middlefield. He was 70.
Born Sept. 10, 1947, at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, he was one of six sons of the late Lafayette C. and Gertrude M. (Eggleston) Hoag.
Raised in Cooperstown, Dick was a member of the Class of 1967 at Cooperstown Central School.
In 1968, he enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He received his Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army Jan. 1, 1974.
Following his military service, Dick was employed for 9½ years as a painter with the Leatherstocking Corporation in Cooperstown. He then followed his true passion and opened Valleyview Greenhouse in Middlefield in 1975. He owned and operated this business for 45 years, providing many satisfied customers with flowers and landscaping services.
An avid outdoorsman, Dick enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping as well as picking ginseng with his son, pigeons, and going to car shows. He especially enjoyed spending as much time as he could with his grandchildren, who affectionately called him Poppie.
Dick is survived by his wife, the former Barbara J. Gaughan, to whom he was married on July 1, 1972, at the Middlefield United Methodist Church; one son, Richard G. Hoag Jr. and wife, Kelly of Middlefield; one daughter, Bonnie Hoag and Kevin Bear of Livingston Manor; four grandchildren, Trevor James Hoag, Isabella Maxine Hoag, Brianna Arlene Bear and Kevin Michael Bear Jr.; five sisters-in-law, Dawn Hoag of Milford, Kathryn Hoag of Milford, Leona Hoag of Maryland, Delores Kilts of Florida and Barbara Hoag of Maryland; his wife's siblings, Charles "Chuck" Gaughan and wife, Vicky, Sharon Curcio, Judy Baker and husband, Dennis, William Gaughan and wife, Suzi, and Margo Norman; many nieces and nephews; and many special friends.
Dick was preceded in death by his mother, Gertrude, who died Jan. 24, 1979; his father, Lafayette, who died Sept. 21, 2002; five brothers, Charles F. Hoag, who died July 31, 1989, Lafayette A. "Bud" Hoag, who died May 23, 2009, Douglas B. Hoag, who died June 19, 2012, Robert Carl "Bob" Hoag who died Oct. 15, 2013, and Donald Philip Hoag who died May 7, 2014; his father and mother-in-law, James A. Gaughan Sr. who died Aug. 20, 1987 and Arlene W. Gaughan who died Nov. 28, 2004; two nephews, James Hoag who died in September 1990, and Justin Robert Hoag who died Sept. 27, 2016; and his dog, KeBri.
Family and friends are invited to call and pay their respects at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut St., Cooperstown, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11. At the conclusion of the visitation, a funeral service will be offered at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ronald Fralick officiating. Burial, with Military Honors, will follow in the Milford Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.
Published on August 6, 2018
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Saturday August 11, 2018

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