David (Ted) Theodore Hoy passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home on January 29, 2015 at the age of 48. Ted was born on September 3 1966 in Santa Clara, CA to his parents, Hugh Thomas Hoy and Anna Marie Melvin (nee Farr). He graduated from Turlock High School in Turlock, CA, received his undergraduate from California State University, Stanislaus, and subsequently earned his MBA from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Ted began his post college career as a manager in the food industry and after completing his MBA went on to work in the technology field. He began his career with Sony, and later spent many years with Sun Microsystems in Colorado where he was well respected by his coworkers and colleagues. He moved to Minnesota and continued his career with Digital River, Inc., and then Optum, where one of his most important accomplishments was helping to create a system for the Health Care Industry where patient’s health information could be stored and accessed to allow doctors more accurate information when treating patients. He held the position of CTO at Utah-based AtTask Inc., and most recently worked as Chief Information and Technology Officer for ldentifix.
Ted is survived by his children, Aaron of Maple Plain, MN; Alexis and Addison, and their mother Michelle Hoy of Deephaven, MN; brother, Thomas Marc Hoy of Arizona; sister Peggy Barrad of Elk Grove, CA and her husband Brian Barrad; niece Kelcey Barrad of Los Angeles, CA; nephew Brody Barrad of Elk Grove, CA; father, Hugh (Tom) Thomas Hoy of Turlock, CA; and stepfather Archie Melvin of Elk Grove, CA, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his mother, Anna Marie Melvin (nee Farr) of Elk Grove, CA and his stepmother, Virginia Hoy of Turlock, CA.
Ted was a proud and loving father to his children. He always encouraged and supported them in their academic and extracurricular pursuits, and endlessly cheered them on. He had a wry sense of humor and enjoyed making friends and family laugh even at his own expense. He was able to see much of the world in his travels for both business and pleasure, was an avid golfer in the summer, and enjoyed snowboarding the winter. He will be deeply missed by his children, family, friends and colleagues.
Feb 1937 ~ Mar 2015
Robert was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife Mary and three children: Christopher Dean Peterson, Mark Edwin Peterson, and Beth Peterson and her husband, Jason Slavens.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 27th, 10:30 am at First Presbyterian Church, 2619 North Berkeley Avenue in Turlock. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested for the Organ Fund at First United Presbyterian Church or the American Diabetes Association. Please leave memories and condolences at www.allenmortuary.com.