Wayne F. Hoover, 73, of Pikes Creek, (Lake Township), went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his loved ones, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Hoover was born in Plymouth, Feb. 25, 1933, and was the son of the late Perry and Cora Lord Hoover. He graduated from Laketon High School, class of 1950, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Prior to retiring, Wayne was employed by Air Products Inc., Hanover, for 31 years. Mr. Hoover was a member of the American Legion Post, Shickshinny, and the Shickshinny V.F.W. He was preceded in death by brothers; Perry and Sheldon; sisters, Janice Kuffner and Betty Whitesell and a granddaughter, Chasity Farber.
He is survived by sons, Gary W., Harveys Lake, Brian K., Ottsville; a daughter, Kendra L. Farber, Centermoreland; grandchildren, David Hoover, Danielle Hoover, Jamie Hoover, Gary Farber Jr., Nicole Farber and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of state Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with Pastor Jack Rehill of the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly Church, Trucksville, officiating.
Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Pikes Creek. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m., Monday.