Happy 103rd Birthday Ivan K. Hoyt!

Posted: June 18, 2014

It’s a very special day for the Hoyt and Hastings families – as Mr. Ivan K. Hoyt celebrates his 103rd birthday! Hastings would not be the company it is today had it not been for the tireless dedication and perseverance of Ivan and his late wife Florence – and today is a perfect occasion to honor that legacy.

The former Hastings president was featured in two local news stories over the past year. This past December, Mr. Hoyt was awarded the Golden Cane in Longmeadow, MA, where he is the oldest living resident. (http://www.wggb.com/2013/12/12/longmeadow-honors-towns-oldest-resident/)


Ivan Hoyt receiving the Golden Cane and plaque in December 2013. (Photo courtesy of ABC40 Springfield)

As a lifelong Red Sox fan, Mr. Hoyt was also honored in April when the 2013 World Series Trophy came to visit him at his retirement community. (http://www.cbs3springfield.com/story/25276483/103-year-old-red-sox-fan-gets-visit-from-world-series-trophy)

Ivan Hoyt sitting with the 2013 Red Sox World Series trophy in Londmeadow. (photo courtesy of CBS3 Springfield)

Ivan Hoyt sitting with the 2013 Red Sox World Series trophy in Longmeadow. (photo courtesy of CBS3 Springfield)

Happy 103rd, Mr. Hoyt – and best wishes from all of us at Hastings. We thank you for the vision you had for this company, for your belief that we could rise above any challenge, and for your commitment to generations of our  employees. You have set the bar high – and we strive every day to live up to your example!

Ivan K Hoyt

Ivan K. Hoyt