David B. Hoisington | Passages

David B. Hoisington ... known as
David B. Hoisington ... known as 'Granddad'
— image credit: Hoisington family

David B. Hoisington
Feb. 11, 1920 – Oct. 23, 2009

David B. Hoisington peacefully passed away at his home in the morning hours of Oct. 23, 2009. He was 89.

He was surrounded by family and with his wonderful loving wife of 69 years, Elizabeth, by his side.

Per his request, there will be no service. The family will gather to share memories and tell stories at a later time.

The Hoisingtons — known as “Honey” and “Granddad” — were married on Sept. 14, 1940 in St. Luke’s Episcopalian Church in Montclair, N.J. They moved to San Juan Island almost 30 years ago.

During his career, Granddad was a professor of electrical engineering at the U.S. Navy Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.

Granddad and Honey are the parents and parents-in-law of Charles and Mary Hoisington, Redding, Calif.; Helen and Dr. Dean Campbell, Sedona, Ariz.; and Nancy and Jack Bly of Eureka, Mont.

Their grandchildren are Zachary Hoisington and his wife, Kelli; Wendy Elizabeth Areus (she and her husband, Paul, who was married on her grandparents’ anniversary two years ago); David Payne and his wife, Angela; Jared Payne and his wife, Michelle; William Payne and his wife, Devin; and Jacub Bly.

Their great-grandchildren are Brandon and Mitchell Payne (sons of Jared and Michelle) and Hayden Alexis Payne (daughter of William and Devin).

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