James C. Hoover Jr., 90, died peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
James was born in West Wyoming. He was the son of the late James C. and Catherine Fallet Hoover. James was educated in West Wyoming schools.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II
and served with the U.S. Merchant Marines until 1956.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Continental Can Co., which became Federal Paper Board of Piermont, N.Y.
In 1984, he relocated to the Pittston area.
Surviving are his devoted wife of 57 years, the former Lydia M. Guilford; his daughter, Lynn Martin and her husband, John R., West Haverstraw, N.Y.; and grandchildren, Dawn M. Thurston, Tarrytown, N.Y.; and Kevin P. Thurston and his wife, Raquel, New City, N.Y.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with the Rev. Laura Lewis officiating.
Interment will be in Memorial Shrine Park, Carverton.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.