Dr. Frederick L. “Fred” Hoover D.C. Jr., 81

Dr. Frederick L. “Fred” Hoover D.C. Jr., 81, DuBois, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012, at his home.

He was born Aug. 21, 1930, in Clearfield, the son of Frederick Logan and Mildred (Walker) Hoover Sr.

Oct. 31, 1953, he married Elizabeth “Betty” (Lash) Hoover, who survives.

Dr. Hoover graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and the Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa.

He was very dedicated to his profession and helped many people at his practice throughout his more than 55 years of service.

Dr. Hoover was protestant by faith.

He was a member of the Garfield Lodge No. 559 F. & A.M., the Altoona Jaffa Shrine Club, the Clearfield Shrine Oriental Band, the American Legion Band and was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

Dr. Hoover loved his family and was always interested in what they were doing. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outdoors, and going to hunting camp.

In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include four sons and a daughter, Dr. William Hoover and wife Barbara of Luthersburg, Dr. Mark Hoover and wife Teddy of Ridgway, Dr. Gary Hoover and wife Carla of Hyde, Dr. Randy Hoover and wife Ann of Punxsutawney, and Linda VanCuren and husband Ed of DuBois; 14 grandchildren, Cindy Barrett, Bill, Mike, John, Mark, Katie, Gary Jr., David, Emily, Cody and Austin Hoover, Beth, Andy and Miranda VanCuren; and two sisters: Joan Hoover Myers of Clearfield and Jane Resides and husband Frank of West Chester.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2012, at the Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel Inc., DuBois.

Honoring Dr. Hoover’s wishes, private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Dr. Randy Willis officiating.

Interment will be in Crown Crest Memorial Park.

To send an online tribute, go to www.mohney-yargarfuneralchapel.com or www.mem.com.