SIGLERVILLE - William P. "Bill" Hoover, 67, of Siglerville, passed away at 8:50 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Lewistown Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born March 21, 1945, in Reedsville, he was the son of the late Donald P. and Bertha R. (Shirk) Hoover. He is survived by his wife, Sara L. (Fultz) Hoover, whom he married on June 20, 1966.
They had two sons: William E. Hoover, of Frederick, Md., his wife, Joyce, and their children, Linda, Steven, Victoria and Chelsea; and Daniel T. Hoover, of Milroy, his wife, CeCe Jo, and their children CeCe Nicole, Tyler, Dani Jo, Lydia and Zanna. Bill also had four great- grandchildren, Seth, Anson, Asher and Hannah.
He is also survived by: a brother, Larry Hoover and his wife, Deborah, of Longfellow; a sister, Darlis Jane Gutheridge and her husband, Andy, of Mifflinburg; as well as a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Hoover.
Bill was a 1963 graduate of Kishacoquillas High School. He proudly served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army, in the Big Red One. He served one tour of duty in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his actions on April 13, 1967.
He was employed at Standard Steel, in Burnham, in the tin shop, retiring on June 1, 2012, after 44 years and seven months. He enjoyed welding for the surrounding community and going hunting. He was a member of the St. Marks United Methodist Church, in Havice Valley.
Bill was a friend to all and had a way of making you laugh. Bill's wish was for no funeral service.
Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, PO Box 613377, Memphis, TN 38101, or Hospice: The Bridge, 305 Fourth St, Lewistown, PA 17044.
Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville.
Go rest high on that mountain Bill, your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin' in love for the Father and the Son.