Jack L. Hyatt, 85

EAST LIVERPOOL – Jack L. Hyatt, of Park Boulevard, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at the Lifeline Hospital in Wintersville, following a twelve month illness. He was 85.

Born in East Liverpool, Jan. 27, 1929, he was a son of the late Ruth Moon Hyatt and Donald Wynn Hyatt.

A graduate of East Liverpool High School, he then served with the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a member of the VFW Post 66.

He was last employed by Homer Laughlin China having worked 19 years for the organization. Previously, he was associated with Air Reduction Company for 21 years in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Berkley, Calif.

He was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in East Liverpool and was active with the East Liverpool Yacht Club.

Jack leaves his wife, Cynthia Larkins Hyatt, whom he married July 25, 1954. He will be fondly remembered by his seven children: daughters Hilary Wright, and her husband Dutch of East Liverpool; Janice Hyatt Smith of East Liverpool; Jill Carr, and her husband David, of Maryland; Mary Elizabeth Jones, and her husband William, of East Liverpool; Tracy M. Hyatt of East Liverpool; Kathryn Hyatt Smith of East Liverpool; and a son, Donald Thomas Hyatt, and his wife Jacqueline, of East Liverpool.

He will also be sadly missed by his 13 grandchildren: Bradley Wright, William Whitaker, and his wife Sanya, Lindsey Carr Erickson, and her husband Matthew, Sarah Carr, Grant Carr, Meredith Jones, Patrick Smith, Nathan Smith, Ashley Smith Dahlman, and her husband Kevin, Megan Ellis, and her husband Brent, Morgan Hyatt, William Jones, and his wife Julie and Aaron Jones; and six great-grandchildren: Abigail Jones, Kendra Jones, Angelica Jones, and Alden Jones, Giana Ellis and Magnus Erickson.

A sister survives as well, Nellie Ann Maltarich of Sheffield Lake, Ohio; along with a niece, Ruth Hays; and three nephews, Allen Mercer, and his wife Sue, Tom Maltarich, and his wife Dorothy, and Terry Maltarich, and his wife Angela.

Jack was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Margaret Mercer and Sarah Marie Hays; and a brother, William Hyatt.

Friends may visit Sunday afternoon at the Dawson Funeral Home where the family will be present from noon to 4 p.m. The Rev. Dale Sutton of the church will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery where the Tri-State Veterans Burial Group will conduct military honors.

Following the service, family and friends will gather at the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church, 200 West Fifth St., East Liverpool.

Memorial tributes may take the form of contributions in care of the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western Pennsylvania, 490 East North Avenue, Suite 410, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

View Jack’s memorial webpage and send condolences online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com