Robert E. Hoover, 95, of Woodbury, passed away on March 15, 2020 at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was born on October 6, 1924 in Saxton RD; son of the late Carl and Mary (Miller) Hoover. Bob was a Saxton Liberty High School Class of 1942 graduate. A week after graduation he began working at Martin Aircraft in Baltimore building Sea Planes. After several months with the company he signed up with the Civil Service and went by ship to Pearl Harbor. While in Pearl Harbor he worked on Ford Island repairing airplanes until later joining the Navy doing the same line of work. While in the Navy, Bob received one month of leave in which he got engaged to his future wife Annie. After this engagement, he went back to Hawaii and the Navy sent him by carrier to Midway Island. At Midway Island, Bob operated a floating crane and did this until his discharge on June 1, 1946. On June 16, 1946 he was united in marriage to Annie (Patterson) Hoover at the Coalmont Methodist Church. Bob then began working for Piper Aircraft in Lockhaven until January of 1947. At this time, he took a job at Barkman Oil Company in Woodbury and retired after 41 years of service. Bob was baptized in June of 1937 at the Raven Run Church of the Brethren. He was a member of the Woodbury Church of the Brethren. After retirement, Bob began helping with disaster relief programs through the church. His first was a trip to South Carolina in 1990 with Carson Valley. After this, he served in places such as Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, and spent 4 weeks on St. John Island. Bob enjoyed hunting, bowling, and was a member of the Cove Lions Club. He was preceded in death by his wife Annie on October 29, 2011; as well as a brother Thomas Hoover. Surviving are son James Hoover of Altoona and sister Wilda Hershberger of Woodbury. Services will be held privately due to the recent COVID-19 recommendations and restrictions. Interment will be in Dry Hill Cemetery. If so desired, Memorial Contributions in Robert’s name can be made to Camp Blue Diamond or Middle PA District Disaster Response. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home, LLC (weaversfh.com); Woodbury.
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