Obituary, William G Lloyd

William G. Lloyd, 87, of Sylvania, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012, at The Toledo Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 9, 1925, in Pueblo, Colorado to Max L. and Mary (Werntz) Lloyd. He served in the Navy during WWII and was employed in the Aircraft Industry with Sperry for 32 years, retiring in 1984. William was an open person who never stopped learning. A sensitive soul, he loved singing, meeting people, giving and receiving hugs, and vanilla ice cream. He had a generous and giving nature: “You possess only that which you give away.”

He was preceded in death by his parents. William is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary; daughters, Barbara (Carlos) Lloyd, Martha (Rick) Fansler, Carol (Doug) Smith; sister, Helen E. Johnson, and a grandson, Raoul Pomalaza-Lloyd (Monique).

Visitation will be Monday from 2-6 p.m. at the Dowling Funeral Home, 7509 New West Road at King Road, (King Rd. between Central and Sylvania Ave.) Toledo, 419-841-8111. Memorial contributions may be made to Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) or Unity of Toledo Library Fund. For additional information or condolences, please visit;

Published in Toledo Blade on December 16, 2012

Obituary, Robert Hamm Sr.

Robert Hamm Sr.

URBANA – Robert Lee Hamm Sr., 89, of Urbana, formerly of Oakland, Ill., passed away at 7:56 p.m. Friday (Dec. 14, 2012) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St., Champaign. Rev. Kenneth Young will officiate. Military rites will be accorded by VFW Post 5520.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Bob was born on July 17, 1923, in Elkhart, Ind., the son of Albert and Clema Rae (Utterback) Hamm. He married Lois Benson on June 15, 1946, in Chicago. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Don (Donna) Hamm of Mahomet and Larry Hamm of Oakland; two grandsons, Darren Hamm of Kohlsville, Wis., and Neal Hamm of Busan, South Korea; three granddaughters, Tiffany Hamm of Mahomet, Sarah Hamm of Bloomington and Mandy Hamm of Evansville, Ind.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Bernice Hunter, and a son, Robert Lee Hamm Jr.

Bob was proud to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II. As one of 700 sailors left aboard the USS Franklin after it was bombed and badly damaged off the coast of Japan, he aided in bringing the ailing ship back to port in New York City. He attended many years of USS Franklin reunions, keeping in close contact with many of his shipmates.

He had a long and prominent career with the Carpenters’ Local 44 Union in the Champaign-Urbana area, helping to build many local structures. He served eight years as a maintenance custodian in the Oakland schools.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fountain of Life Family Fellowship, 102 E. Main St., Tolono, IL 61880.

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Obituary, John Hoover

In Memory of John A. Hoover Sr.

Obituary for John Hoover

John A. Hoover, Sr., 86, of Perrin Road, Saxton, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Altoona Regional Health System Bon Secour Campus. He was born on January 5, 1925 in Liberty Township son of the late William E. and Dorothy (Hinish) Hoover. On March 19, 1946 he was united in marriage to the former Geraldine M. (Aday). She preceded him in death on November 4, 1992.

He is survived by the following family:

Three Children:

John Hoover Jr. married to Sharon (Gosnell), Saxton

Beverly married to Dick Shontz, Powell, TN

Stephen Hoover married to Nancy (Hetrick), Saxton

One Sister: Mildred Blair, Williamsport, PA

One Brother: Gilbert Hoover married to Nancy, Saxton


Angela married to Vincent DeMarro, Chadds Ford, PA

Adam Hoover married to Barbara, Saxton

Jason Hoover married to Lindsay, Logan Township, NJ

Jared Hoover married to Jennifer, State College

Ryan Hoover, Saxton

Megan married to Jonathan Zimmerman, Morgantown, WV

Six Great Grandchildren:

Grace and Tess DeMarro

Hayden Hoover

Amelia Shontz

Nicholas and Katie Hoover

He was preceded in death by a son: Barry Hoover; one brother: William Hoover and two grandchildren:
Erika and Bradley Shontz.

He was a member of the Raven Run Church of the Brethren.

Mr. Hoover attended Saxton Liberty High School.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1943-1946 as Seaman First Class aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Franklin as a airplane mechanic.

Mr. Hoover worked as a milk delivery man for Ritchey’s and Workman’s Dairies early in his working career and later went on to spend the majority of his life owning and operating a dairy farm until his retirement in 2002.

He loved the family farm and was very passionate about farming. He was devoted family man and a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at the

Raven Run Church of the Brethren with Pastor Dan Hammel officiating.

Friends may call at Akers Funeral Chapel, 715 Church Street, Saxton, PA, on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 from 6-8 P.M. and on Wednesday from 9:00 A.M. until the hour of service at the church. Burial will be held at St. Luke’s Cemetery, Saxton with full military honors conducted by Broad Top Area Honor Guard.

If friends so desire memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Hoover to Saxton Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 115, Saxton, PA 16678 or to the Tussey Mountain School District Education Foundation Emily Mervin, 199 Front Street, Saxton, PA 16678.