Lester H. Hoover

Lester H. Hoover, 88, of Idetown passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, at the Hospice Community Care, Wilkes-Barre.

Mr. Hoover was born in Idetown on Nov. 27, 1924, and was the son of the late Elmer and Mable Ide Hoover.

Lester graduated from Lehman High School in 1942. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II under Gen. Patton as a T-5 in the 301st Signal Operation Battalion, 3rd Army E.T.O, he was employed by Linear Corp., Dallas, Blue Ribbon Bakery, Kingston, and retired from Offset Paperback, Dallas. He also worked as a certified electrician in the Wilkes-Barre area.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Floyd Hoover.

Mr. Hoover is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Virginia Wolfe; daughters, Cheryl Summa and her husband, David, Lehman Township; and Joann Hoover, Chugiak, Alaska; and son, Curtis J. Hoover, Reading; sister, Roxie Haines and her husband, Pastor David, Quakertown; grandchildren, Samantha Fisher, Wasilla, Alaska; Kristin and Scott Summa; great-granddaughter, Lillian Fisher.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with the Rev. Robert M. Ryder of the Lehman-Idetown United Methodist Church and the Rev. James Pall of the Huntsville United Methodist Church officiating.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service Tuesday.

Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to Hospice Community Care, 25 Church St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18765, or the Lehman-Idetown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1, Lehman, PA 18627.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Hospice Community Care and the Visiting Nurses Association for the exceptional care that was provided for Lester.

Online condolences can be made at clswansonfuneralhome.com.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Apr. 29, 2013