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Harold C. Hoover
February 9, 1928 - February 20, 2018

HARRISVILLE, New York ~ Harold C. Hoover, 90, of Maple Street, Harrisville, died on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, New York.

Born February 9, 1928, in Theresa, New York, a son of Howard H. and Ada M. (Cheseman) Hoover, he was educated in Theresa schools and graduated from Theresa High School with the class of 1946.  A military veteran, Mr. Hoover served in the US Army while stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, before his honorable discharge.  On February 6, 1960, he married Shirley J. Carley at the Theresa Presbyterian Church in Theresa, New York.

In his early career, Harold (Ozzie) worked as a carpenter for his brother, Don Hoover, as well as for Drew Building Supplies, doing general construction and remodeling in the Theresa area.  For many years as 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 employment supervising carpentry work at Fort Drum, retiring in 1994.

A former member of the Harrisville Volunteer Fire Department, the Harrisville Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Diana Museum, and a very active member along with his wife of the Lake Bonaparte Conservation Club, he, from the beginning, had an intense commitment to his local community.

A cherished husband and father, Harold, always, gave his family top priority in his life.  An avid New York Yankees fan his entire life, he, also, enjoyed watching sports on television, hunting, fishing, spending time at his camp on Lake Bonaparte, and attending numerous high school concerts and sporting events, not to mention doing carpentry projects.

Survivors in addition to Shirley, his loving wife of fifty-eight years, include his five children:  LeeAnn (Donn) Bassette, of Harrisville, New York, Kathy L. (Stuart) Gonio, of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Christine M. (Royal) Ingram, of Evans Mills, New York, Karen D. Hoover (Regis Quirin), of Cranford, New Jersey, and Keith D. (Jennifer) Hoover, of Baldwinsville, New York; nine grandchildren; one great granddaughter; and his sister, Florence Dumas, of Theresa, New York.  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.  The service, however, is limited to family and close friends.  All others wishing to attend are invited to a Celebration of Life at the Harrisville Fire Hall at noon.  A spring interment with military honors will follow in the Harrisville Community Cemetery, Harrisville, at a time and date to be announced.  Memorial donations may be made to the Harrisville Volunteer Fire Department, Harrisville, New York 13648.

Scanlon Funeral Homes, Croghan & Harrisville, New York, 2018.

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