Charles William “Bill” Hoover, 97, of Avonmore, formerly of North Vandergrift, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at West Haven in Apollo, Pa. He was born on Friday, December 16, 1921 in Apollo, Pa., the son of the late John R. and Grace M. Painter Hoover. Before his retirement, he was employed by Allegheny Ludlum in Leechburg as a steel slitter. He was a United States Army Veteran, having served during World War II with the 13th Airborne Division as a Recon Scout/Paratrooper in France and Germany. He was a member of the Slovak Club in Parks Twp., the Milan Stefanik Slovak Club in East Vandergrift, the PNA #791 in East Vandergrift, the American Legion Post 114 in Vandergrift and the VFW Post 92 in Lower Burrell. He enjoyed woodworking, especially building bird houses and banks, loved going to his camp in Pymatuning, spending time with his friends at his various clubs, singing and playing with his 2 faithful companions his cats, Billy and Millie. He is survived by 4 children, Susanne DeFalco of East Vandergrift, Charles W. Hoover II and his wife, Patricia, of Houston, Delaware, Victoria Bialas of Avonmore and Rebecca Graham of Apollo, 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Zidek Hoover, 2 son in-laws, Steve DeFalco and Joe Bialas, 3 brothers, John, Blaine and Herbert Hoover and 5 sisters, Elizabeth Hoover in childhood, Georgetta Geer, Anna Grace Smith, Janet Bernatowicz and Nellie Zimmerman. Family receive friends on Monday, November 18, 2019 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 6:00PM to 8:00PM in the Kelly L. Corridoni Funeral Home LTD, 1916 Moore Ave., North Apollo, Pa. Parting Prayer Services will be conducted on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 10:00AM in the funeral home with his nephew Father Vincent Zidek, officiating. Entombment will be at Greenwood Memorial Park in Lower Burrell.
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