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John Mason Hooker

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John Mason Hooker Kalamazoo Formerly of Battle Creek John Mason Hooker, 60, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in Kalamazoo. John was born on July 10, 1952, in Battle Creek, the son of Harold A. and Betty F. Hooker-Traer. He was a graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and graduated from Kellogg Community College, Kalamazoo College and the University of Michigan receiving his Master's Degree in Theatre Arts. John was a former instructor of theatre at Olivet College and at Interlochen Arts Academy prior to his work in higher education development. He enjoyed reading and had a passion for antique furniture and vintage movies. Surviving are his mother, Betty F. Traer of Kalamazoo; sisters, Carol (Roger) Mattens of Richland and Susan (Sam) Wilkof of Canton, OH; 5 nephews and 5 great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold A. Hooker in 1965. Visitation will be held from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m., in the Kiva Auditorium at Friendship Village. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 1, 2013, in the Kiva Auditorium at Friendship Village, 1400 North Drake Rd., Kalamazoo, MI. Interment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek. Memorials may be made to a . Arrangements by the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home.

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Mar. 31, 2013
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