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Earl J. Hoover

June 25, 1932 ~ January 7, 2021 (age 88)

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Earl J. Hoover, Jr., age 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

Born in Pontiac, MI, Earl was the son of the late Hazel (Soles) and Earl J. Hoover, Sr. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving for four years in the Naval Reserves. Before retiring, Earl was an electrical repairman at General Motors for 30 years. After retiring, he enjoyed working at Berrodin Parts Warehouse in New Castle. Earl was a longtime member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 630 in Stanton for over 31 years.

In earlier years, Earl loved spending time at his home on the Chester River in Chestertown, MD, at Duck Neck Campground, where he enjoyed crabbing and boating. He was also a talented woodworker. Earl was an avid Nascar and Jeff Gordon fan.

Earl is survived by his children, Perry Hoover (Theresa), Victor Hoover, and Lucille Hoover; his four grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and his friends, Barb and Andrew. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister.

Family and friends may visit from 11 AM to 12 Noon on Friday, January 15 at Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808, where a Celebration of Earl’s Life will begin at 12 Noon. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Nemours Children’s Hospital, 1600 Rockland Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803 or Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Dr., Suite 407, Newark, DE 19713.

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January 15, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Celebration of Life
January 15, 2021

12:00 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Private Interment


Nemours Children's Hospital
1600 Rockland Rd., Wilmington DE 19803

Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care
220 Continental Drive, Suite 407, Newark DE 19713

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