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.

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