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Albert J. "Al" Hoey


1920 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Albert J. "Al" Hoey Obituary
IN MEMORY OF ALBERT J. AL HOEY Albert J. Hoey, 98 of Sacramento, formerly of Chico, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2018 at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento surrounded by his family. Al was born on January 17, 1920 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada the oldest of 4. He was preceded in death by his siblings. He moved to the United States and graduated from Orcas Island High School in 1937. Upon graduation, Al enlisted in the United States Navy and served with distinction before, during and after World War II, attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Following His long service to his country, Al settled in Chico where he enjoyed a long career as a member of Teamsters Union local 137 driving big rigs for Pacific Motor Trucking until his retirement in 1982. Al was a devoted husband to the 2 loves of his life-Una (Burt) Hoey and Elizabeth "Betty" (Greer) Hoey, and enjoyed the long fellowship provided by his membership in the Neighborhood Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Al also had many friends that shared his passion for angling on the Northern California rivers for salmon and steelhead. Una, deceased May, 1973 and Betty, deceased September, 2006 preceded Al in death. Following Betty's death Al moved to Sacramento to be near family and with his outgoing personality and entertaining stories developed many new friends, especially through his membership in Church of the King. There he also received many opportunities to witness his faith and dispense many spiritual blessings. Al is survived by his three children - Allen (Donna) Hoey of Noblesville, Indiana, Bob (Mia) Greer of Oroville and Linda (Pastor John) Stoos of Sacramento. Al is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, and 19 great great grandchildren , along with several nieces and nephews. Services will be held Thursday, March 15 at 1PM at Brusie Funeral Home, with internment with full military honors at Glen Oaks Cemetery to follow. The family would like to express a deep and heartfelt thanks to the physicians, medical and administrative staff at Sutter Memorial Hospital that attended to Al and his family with such kind and compassionate care during his final stay.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Mar. 13, 2018
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