Earl Wesley Hoover Jr.

June 23, 1936 ~ March 12, 2022 (age 85)


Earl Wesley Hoover Jr. 85 of Blairsville (Derry Twp.) passed away on Saturday March 12, 2022 at his home.  He was born on Tuesday June 23, 1936 in Gray, Pennsylvania the son of the late Earl Wesley (Sr.) and Ruby Rebecca Johnston Hoover. Before his retirement he was employed by Gibson Engineering as an Electrical Design Engineer.Earl served in the United States Army National Guard from 1954 to 1963. Earl loved archery hunting, meeting new people, having fun with friends and family and spending as much time as possible with his grandson, Logan. His passion was auto racing, and he began driving in the 1950’s with many wins in his career. He was an incredible engine builder and owned numerous dirt track modified race cars that were very successful in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Maryland, and Florida. He is survived by his son Jason Hoover and his wife Sheila of Mooresville, North Carolina, and a grandson Logan. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of thirty seven years, Helen Zagronichek, a son, Wesley Hoover, a brother, Abby Hoover and two sisters; Reba Dunkleberger and Shirley Yoder.  Graveside Services will be conducted at Edgewood Cemetery in Saltsburg on Wednesday March 16, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Lee Rupert officiating.

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Graveside Service
March 16, 2022

1:00 PM
Edgewood Cemetery, Saltsburg

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