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Sara (Kustanbauter) Hoy

Born: Sat., Apr. 18, 1931
Died: Fri., Mar. 1, 2019

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Sara Kustanbauter Hoy, 87 of Howard, passed away Friday, March 1, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born on April 18, 1931 in Bellefonte, she was the daughter of the late Edgar G. Kustanbauter Sr. and Emmaline J. Sholl Kustanbauter.  On May 19, 1978, she married Irvin R. Hoy who survives, sharing 40 years of marriage.

In additon to her husband, Sara is survived by three daughters, Chrystelle Rogosky of Mount Wolf, Pa., Jill Crager (Carlton) of Mount Joy, Pa., and Jeri Fisher (David) of Hummelstown, Pa., and one sister, Nancy Krape (Lowell) of Zion, Pa., and one sister-in-law, Helen Kustanbauter of Harrisburg, Pa.

Sara cherished her six grandchildren, Lashelle Kuhlman (Adam) of Zion, Pa., Matthew, Chloe & Bailey Crager, all of Mount Joy, Pa., and Samantha & Riley Fisher both of Hummelstown, Pa., and two great-grandchildren, Brayden & Malayna Kuhman of Zion, Pa.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Jamison, and four brothers; Charles, Edgar Jr., Thomas, and Orvis "Skip".

Sara was a 1949 graduate of Bellefonte High School, retired from Penn State's College of Agriculture, member of the Howard Christian Church, Past Matron of Eastern Star Bellefonte Chapter 350, member of the Howard Civic Club, volunteer for the Bellefonte Lunch Program and enjoyed going to the Bellefonte 49ers luncheons - which were all near and dear to her.

An avid Penn State Fan, Sara loved attending Penn State athletics events with her husband, Irvin, and especially enjoyed Penn State football and wrestling.  Her favorite Saturdays were those spent tailgating with family and friends each fall at Beaver Stadium.  She also loved spending time in her beloved garden surrounded by her favorite flowers and hummingbirds.

The family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to the staff and caregivers of Grane Hospice of Altoona for the exceptional care and compassion they showed to Sara and her family during her final days.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Kader-Neff Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Howard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sara's memory to Howard Christian Church at PO Box 465, Howard, Pa. 16841, Grane Hospice Care, 115 Union Ave., Altoona, Pa. 16602,  Alzheimer's Association, 270 Walker Dr., Suite 15, State College, Pa. 16801, or Centre Crest Auxillary, 520 Howard Street, Bellefonte, PA. 16823

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   Posted Sun March 03, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family. Sara was such a sweet caring lady and friend. My favorite name for her was Sweet Sara. I have wonderful memories of good times with her and her family. She will be missed.

Rod Fye
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019

My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family at this time of loss.
I am sure you have many wonderful memories to reflect on, to help get you thru this time.


   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
Please accept my condolences to your family. I hope that God’s promise of the resurrection brings you comfort during this very difficult time. (Acts 24:15)

Donald Crane
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
Sara Hoy was a very special lady with a wit filled sense of humor and true servant heart. She will be missed. Prayers and thoughts from your church family at Howard Christian Church. We love you, Don and Karen Crane

Trenton Yorks
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
My thoughts and condolences to the entire family.

Susan Hale
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Praying that precious memories will comfort you now and in the future. Sara was a joy to know and a remarkable person. Heartfelt sympathies for Irv and the family.

Chris Mulfinger
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Irv and family,
Saddened to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

Vanda Yorks
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
Just learned of Sara's homegoing. Your love of family, the events you shared and the places you went will provide will provide you many precious memories as you go onward. May you feel God's love surrounding and holding you as you live the new normal. Sara's life influenced many around her, and I am sure she left singing "Itis well with my soul". Rest in the promise we share as stated in I Thess. 4:16-18. Hugs

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