James W. Hover

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Hover, James W.

Smithboro: Surrounded by those he loved so deeply, James W. Hover, 75, of Smithboro passed away following a brief illness on Friday, January 3, 2014 at his home. Jim was born on September 22, 1938 at home in Owego, a son of the late Harry and Anna Mae (Farnham) Hover. Jim proudly served in the US Navy for four years. He retired in 1992 from the US Postal Services and will be remembered by many in the Owego community. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing golf. In later years, he dedicated much time to the care of his yard, making it look like the greens of a golf course. He will be greatly missed by his morning coffee friends at Arby's and T.J.'s Market. Jim was a member of the Smithboro United Methodist Church and the VFW Post 1371 in Owego. Jim will be greatly missed by his family, his wife Anna René (Moon) Hover; his daughters, Kelly Hughes of Berkshire and Kathleen Hover of Cramerton, NC; sister, Beverly Schmitt of Owego; step son, Matthew (Tonya) Hill of King Ferry, NY; step daughter, Erin (Fred) Teribury of Barton; he treasured the time spent with his granddaughters, Madeleine and Alexis Teribury and Bristol and Lorelei Hill; and grandson, Dylan Teribury. He will be also missed by his feline, Missy. James was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Hugh Hover; and a sister Mavis Ingham. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Tuesday, January 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols and on Wednesday, January 8 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Smithboro United Methodist Church. A memorial service and celebration of his life will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Donna Martin, officiating. Memories, condolences and pictures may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a or Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, NY 14892 in loving memory of James W. Hover.

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Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, 2014
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