Himrod - Paul R. Hoover Sr., age 73 years, 2 months, 24 days, of 3883 Chubb Hollow Rd. Himrod, NY, died Monday, June 23, 2014 at home.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday (June 26) at the family home. His funeral service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday (June 27) at the Milo Mennonite Church, Sutherland Rd., Penn Yan, NY with Bishop Rufus M. Burkholder officiating. Burial will be in the Milo Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Mr. Hoover was born March 30, 1941, in East Earl, Penn., a son of the late Benjamin H. and Elizabeth Reiff Hoover. On December 25, 1962, in Ephrata, Penn., he married the former Leah Z. Newswanger. They moved to New York from Martindale, Penn., in 1975. He was a self-employed farmer and saw mill operator; and member of the Milo Mennonite Church.
He is survived by his wife of 51 Leah Z. Hoover at home; five sons, Edwin (Verna) Hoover of Dundee, NY, Marvin (Lucille) Hoover of Himrod, Wayne (Linda) Hoover of Mertztown, Penn., Paul (Annetta) Hoover Jr. of Penn Yan, NY, Vernon (Martha Jane) Hoover of Dundee; a daughter, Elizabeth wife of Aaron Zimmerman of Penn Yan; three brothers, Rufus R. (Katie) Hoover of Mechanicsburg, Penn., John Jacob (Lydia) Hoover of Denver, Penn., Raymond R. (Martha) Hoover of Lititiz, Penn.; two sisters Laura R. Martin of Myerstown, Penn., and Ella R. Hoover of Denver, Penn.; 43 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by a daughter, Alta N. Hoover on Oct. 30, 1973, two brothers and their wives, Irvin (Martha) Hoover, and Harry (Marietta) Hoover, and a brother-in-law, Henry Martin.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, NY.