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H. Elizabeth Mavromatis

H. Elizabeth (Lisa) Hoover Mavromatis LUBBOCK- H. Elizabeth (Lisa) Hoover Mavromatis left this earthly life at 5:15 a.m. on October 14th, 2012 at Odyssey Hospice in Lubbock, Texas. Born October 5, 1941, in York, PA, she was the daughter of the late Dr Philip and Elizabeth Hoover. A graduate of Dallastown (PA) Area High School in 1959, she attended Beaver College, now Arcadia University, and Cornell University-New York School of Nursing and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and Education from Penn State University in 1964. After teaching in Lorain, Ohio, for two years she enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh School of Library and Information Sciences. She received her Masters of Library Science in 1967 and was immediately employed by the Falk Library at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1972 she resigned her position and moved to Greece, where she had been vacationing each summer and worked and taught English. There she met Christos Mavromatis, a graduate of the University of Athens and the Ecole des Beau-Arts in Paris. They were married in Dallastown, Pa., in January 1976, and moved to Rochester, N.Y., where Lisa was employed by the Edward C. Miner Library at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In 1995 she accepted a position in the Preston Smith Library of the Texas Tech University Medical School in Lubbock, Texas, and retired from there in 2007. She lived in Ransom Canyon, Texas. Lisa was a member of Beta Phi Mu, the International Library Science Honor Society and was certified by The Medical Library Association. She loved to travel with her family and friends and to play her harp. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Lubbock. She is survived by two brothers, Dr. Benjamin A. Hoover II and wife Anne of York, PA, and the Rev. Dr. Robert P. Hoover and wife Linda of Poland, OH; three sisters, Barbara H. Hahn and husband Louis of Newtown Square, PA, Susan E. Hoover of Lancaster, PA, and Sarah H. Dietrich and husband Brian of Malvern, Pa.; and her many beloved nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Covenant Presbyterian church, 4600 48th St., on Wednesday, October 17th at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Davis Price officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to Covenant Presbyterian church, or the Preston Smith Library of the Texas Tech University Medical School.

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Oct. 16, 2012
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