NEW OXFORD Dr. Dean Stayer Hoover was the husband of the late Amy W. Hoover. He was born on December 17, 1924, in Rummel, Pa., the son of the late Ruth (Stayer) and David Paul Hoover. Two children, Cynthia A. Hoover of Sykesville, Md. and Dale S. Hoover of Newark, Del., survive him. A sister, Anna Weaver of Windber, Pa. also survives him. A sister, Edna Carbaugh of Huntingon, Pa., a brother Dr. Paul S. Hoover of Windsor, Pa., and a daughter Elizabeth Ann preceded him in death. Surviving also are two grandchildren, Lauren A. Hoover and Dalton S. Hoover, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Dr. Hoover received a B.S. degree from Juniata College and his M.D. from Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, where he graduated first in his class. He interned at York Hospital and then spent 40 years as a Family Physician in York. He was a member of the York County Medical Society, the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the American Medical Association. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. During the Korean Crisis, he was a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps serving in Alaska. He was a member of First Church of the Brethren in York for more than sixty years. More recently, he became a member of the Faith Community Church of the Brethren in Cross Keys Village of the Brethren Home Community. He was a Deacon and served on the Executive Committee of the church. He was past president of the Red Lion Rotary Club. After retirement in 1987, the Hoovers lived in Cross Keys Village, New Oxford, but spent their winters in Fort Myers, Fla. After returning to Cross Keys full time in 2006, Dean spent his time volunteering in the Bee Hive Gift Shop, the Stamp Group and continuing to serve as a Deacon. Private burial was held at Mt. Rose Cemetery, York, Pa. A memorial service celebrating the life of Dean S. Hoover will be on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Nicary Meeting House, 2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dr. Hoover's memory may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund, c/o the Brethren Home Community, 2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford, PA 17350. Neill Funeral Home, Harrisburg, handled arrangements.
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Aug. 26, 2014