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Dr. Richard “Dick” Franklin Hoover Sr., 76

November 19, 2011

Dr. Richard “Dick” Franklin Hoover Sr., 76, formerly of DuBois, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada.

He was born July 6, 1935, in DuBois, the son of the late Marion (Harold) and Josephine (Saunders) Hoover.

July 6, 1956, he married Dannalene Gearhart, who survives, of Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada.

In 1999, Dr. Hoover retired from Shopost Ironworks of Winnipeg, Canada. He was the president of the company.

He served as pastor for churches in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Canada.
He obtained his doctrinal degree from Clarksville School of Theology and attended the Akron Bible Institute.

He enjoyed driving in DuBois area stock car races in the late 1950’s; watching NASCAR; traveling worldwide and RVing.

He also loved playing music.

In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include five children, Debra DeLarme and husband Ralph of DuBois, Richard Hoover Jr. and wife Laurie of Jasper, Ala., Barbara Hartzfeld and husband Michael of Jasper, Ala., Bradley Hoover and wife Becky of Penfield and Denise Whiteside and husband Jason of Manitoba, Canada; a brother, Donald Hoover of DuBois; a sister, Geraldine (Deannie) Alvetro of Luthersburg; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Phillip Weir; and an infant grandson.

Friends will be received from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in DuBois.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, November 21, 2011, at the church with the Rev. Mark Montgomery and the Rev. Don Bennett officiating.

Interment will follow in Luthersburg Union Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home in DuBois.

Memorials in Dr. Hoover’s name may be placed with the DuBois Christian Schools, 197 Eastern Ave., DuBois, Pa. 15801, and/or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.

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