Harold C. Hoover

Born: Thu., Feb. 9, 1928
Died: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 03, 2018
Location: Scanlon Funeral Home

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HARRISVILLE, NY ~ Harold C. Hoover, 90, of Maple St., Harrisville, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, NY.

Born February 9, 1928, in Theresa, NY, a son of Howard H. and Ada M. (Cheseman) Hoover, he was educated in Theresa schools and was graduated from Theresa High School, with the class of 1946.

A military veteran, Mr. Hoover was a member of the US Army and was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC before being honorably discharged. 

He married Shirley J. Carley on February 6, 1960 at Theresa Presbyterian Church in Theresa, NY.

In his early career Harold (Ozzie) worked as a carpenter for his brother, Don Hoover, as well as working for Drew Building Supplies doing general construction and remodeling in the Theresa area. For many years, he was a general contractor and small business owner. He owned and operated Hoover’s Building Supplies, Hoover’s Home Improvement, Hoover’s Agway and Hoover’s Convenience Store & Gas Station, all in Harrisville.  He ended his carpentry employment as a carpentry supervisor at Fort Drum, retiring in 1994.

He was a former member of the Harrisville Volunteer Fire Department, the Harrisville Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Diana Museum, and was a very active member along with his wife in the Lake Bonaparte Conservation Club.

Harold was a cherished husband and father, his family was always a priority in his life. He was an avid New York Yankees fan all of his life, he also enjoyed carpentry projects, watching sports on television, hunting, fishing, spending time at his camp on Lake Bonaparte, and attending numerous high school concerts and sports games.

Surviving in addition to his loving wife, Shirley, of 58 years, are his five children, LeeAnn   (Donn) Bassette, of Harrisville, NY, Kathy L. (Stuart) Gonio, of Steamboat Springs, CO, Christine M. (Royal) Ingram, of Evans Mills, NY, Karen D. Hoover (Regis Quirin), of Cranford, NJ, and Keith D. (Jennifer) Hoover, of Baldwinsville, NY; nine grandchildren and one great granddaughter; and his sister, Florence Dumas, of Theresa, NY.

He was predeceased by four sisters, Dorothy Keller, Wilma Hoover, Charlotte Scott, and Doris VanTassel, and two brothers, Gerald and Donald Hoover.

A Memorial Service for Harold will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville, with the Rev. Frances Hemstreet, officiating and is being limited to family and close friends. All those wishing to attend are invited to a Celebration of Life at the Harrisville Fire Hall at noon. A spring interment with military honors will be in Harrisville Community Cemetery, Harrisville at a time and date to be announced.

Memorial donations may be made to the Harrisville Volunteer Fire Department, Harrisville, NY 13648.

To view Harold’s online obituary or leave a message of condolence, please visit www.scanlonfuneral.com.





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Vivian Burdick
   Posted Sun February 25, 2018
Dear Chris and family,
I am terribly sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I know how much you loved him, and I’m sure he appreciated all the time you were able to spend with him in his final days. Please know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Sincerely and with sympathy, Vivian

Vickie and Joe Irish
   Posted Sun February 25, 2018
Dear Hoover Family,
We're sorry for your loss. We remember Harold, Shirley and family members as being a warm and wonderful family. Thinking of you during this sad time.

yvonne manchester evans
   Posted Sun February 25, 2018
my sympathy and condolence goes out to all the family. my prayers are with you all for comfort and strength at this time. Harold did a lot of work for my dad. may god bless you with his love. love and thoughts Yvonne Manchester evans

Mr. & Mrs. James Heidt
   Posted Tue February 27, 2018
To The Hoover family We Extend Heartfelt Sympathy. May He Rest in Peace.

Mark & Kelly Ritz
   Posted Thu March 01, 2018
LeeAnn and the Hoover Family so very sorry for your loss. I will always remember Mr. Hoover walking his dog and meeting me with mine every day. May you have God around you and comfort you through this time of sorrow.
With deepest Sympathy, Mark & Kelly

Henry & Marlys Lesperance
   Posted Fri March 02, 2018
Sorry to hear of the passing of Harold. He and Shirley have been great neighbors for many years. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Henry & Marlys

Kathy (Lesperance) Schleider
   Posted Fri March 02, 2018
Karen, Keith, Chris, and Family,
Thinking of you during this difficult time. It certainly has made me reflect on so many happy memories I had with your family and can so clearly see the smile your Dad always had for you. He was a kind soul. God bless!

Tim Davison
   Posted Sat March 03, 2018
Shirley and Family,
Harold was a great man and a great teacher in his craft. Can still remember his trick-knee episode on the roof at Ziggy restaurant.So sorry for your loss.Thoughts and prayers for all. Tim

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