Hoyt Ammidon, Jr.

Hoyt Ammidon Jr., 84, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2022 in Middletown, CT. Born on September 4, 1937 in New York City, he is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Ashley (née Moore) Ammidon, their three children and spouses, Hoyt Ammidon III, Eliot & Philip Jacobs and Ashley & Daniel Quinlan, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren, as well as his sister and her husband LeeLee & Scott Ammidon- Sutton. He is predeceased by his parents, Hoyt Ammidon and Elizabeth (née Callaway) Ammidon. Hoyt’s love and devotion to his family was paramount.

Raised in Cold Spring Harbor, NY on the north shore of Long Island, Hoyt enjoyed all things athletic, and pursued team and individual sports with equal vigor, including sailing, swimming, lacrosse, ice hockey, baseball, tennis, squash, running, golf, and skiing. A superb athlete and fearsome competitor who worked ceaselessly on his game, he took equal pleasure sharing this love and joy of sport, and pursued many of these activities late into life. When not found thrashing a golf ball or whirling about the Great Sound, Bermuda on his wind surfer, one could find him puttering around pursuing his other great passion – the garden.

Hoyt attended the Green Vale School, Phillips Exeter Academy and graduated from Yale University in 1959 with a degree in history. While at Exeter he met and began his courtship of his future wife, Ashley. A member of the Yale varsity ice hockey team, he continued to dazzle Ashley with his talent and skill on the rink, and had but no choice to marry his one true love shortly after graduation. With his unending dedication and devotion to Country, Hoyt entered the US Marine Corps and served as a Marine Aviator for four years. He took his love of the Corps to the end – Semper Fi. Following his Honorable Discharge, he began a long and distinguished career on Wall Street by joining Morgan Stanley and ending at Berkshire Global Advisors. He worked tirelessly to provide, but family and friends always came first.

Upon being transferred with his young family to Paris, France in 1972, Hoyt’s life blossomed and forever bloomed. New friends, new countries, new cultures, new languages, and of course new foods and wines were just the beginning of his and Ashley’s unending travel adventures and future homesteads – Princeton NJ, Houston TX, New York City, Bermuda, Manchester VT, Hobe Sound FL and Essex CT. Curious by nature, and a gifted storyteller – especially after a glass of wine – he energetically explored each new locale and found great satisfaction at the table surrounded by friends and family while sharing good food and a hearty laugh.

Innately spiritual, Hoyt joined and participated in the Church wherever he went. St. John’s Episcopal Church, The American Cathedral in Paris, Trinity Church, Brick Church, St. John’s Chapel, among others, provided strength, solace and community. He believed the body without a soul was incomplete.

A memorial service will be held at a future date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, he asked for a donation to your charity of choice or House of Worship.

A good life lived. He shall be missed by many, but never forgotten. God bless.