Fred B. Hoover, 74, of Duryea, passed away in the arms of his daughter on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Allied Skilled Nursing Center, Scranton. He was born in Shavertown, August 26th, 1944 and was the son of the late Fred B. Hoover Sr. and Ann (Parduski) Hoover.
He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish Church, Scranton. Fred was a graduate of Kingston Central Catholic High School and attended Penn State University. After college, Fred worked for Bonner Chevrolet, Topps Chewing Gum, and Giant Markets. He retired from RCA Trans Personnel and also from PennDOT as a truck driver. Fred was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. For many years, he was a competitive bass fisherman and participated in many local fishing tournaments. Throughout the years, he was active with the Duryea Little League, the Duryea Wildcats, and Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Duryea. He was also a member of the Choke Creek Rod and Gun Club. Fred was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, brother-in-law and friend and he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters Beverley Connolly and Marylou Radnovich.
Fred is survived by his wife of 47 ½ years, the former Jean Marie (Chilek) Hoover; his children Jeffrey and his wife Tara of Duryea, Mark and his wife Tami of Duryea, and Melissa and her boyfriend Anthony Torres of Duryea; and his grandchildren Elizabeth Williams, Jeffrey Bennett Hoover, and Tyler Lynn Torres. Also surviving is his brother Francis and his wife Barbara Hoover of Trucksville, his sister-in-law Josephine and brother-in-law Ed Jezorwski and numerous nieces and nephews.
Fred’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Oakwood Terrace Nursing Center for seven years of love, care and compassion as well as the nurses and staff of Allied Services and Allied Hospice. They would also would like to thank Dr. James Tricarico for 8 ½ years of excellent care, kindness and friendship.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, October 16th at 10:30am at Divine Mercy Parish Church, 312 Davis St., Scranton with Fr. Francis Pauselli officiating. Friends may call on Monday evening for visitation from 5-8pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church for the mass. There will be no procession from the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brain Trauma Foundation, 601 Office Center Dr., Suite 200, Ft. Washington, PA 19034 or to the Duryea Betterment Committee, 315 Main St., Duryea, PA 18642.