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Marion L. "Joe" Hoover


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Marion L. "Joe" Hoover Obituary
Hoover, Marion L. "Joe"
1932 - 2017
Marion L. "Joe" Hoover, age 85, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017. Joe was born on October 6, 1932 to the late Herman M. and Opal P. (Lawson) Hoover in The Bottoms on the west side of Columbus. He attended Avondale, Chicago Avenue, Highland Avenue grade schools and West Jr. High School. He was a graduate of Albany High School in Athens County where he was elected Senior Class President and lettered in basketball and baseball. He lived with his grandparents, L.V. and Effie Lawson while attending high school. He married Beverly A. Glaze on December 10, 1955 and they have spent nearly 62 wonderful years of married life together. Joe is survived by Beverly; daughters, LaDesta (aka Leslie) Dick, Mitzi (Andy) Wells and Jennifer (Eric) Huffman; grandchildren, Katie (Justin) Crane, Kelsey Dick, David Dick, Sara (Matthew) Dickey, Marie (Dennis) Langenkamp and Ellen (Nathan) Tigner; as well as two great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Larry Hoover of Rancho Cucamonga, California. Joe started an electrical apprenticeship with IBEW Local 683 in 1951. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS New Kent APA 217 during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1954 as Electrician's Mate 3rd Class. He then resumed his union apprenticeship and became a Journeyman Electrician. He worked in the union office for nearly 25 years as assistant to the Business Manager and the last 15 years prior to retirement, as the Business Manager and Financial Secretary of IBEW Local 683. Other Union positions held were Job Steward, Vice President and President. He also served on numerous committees. Joe was the past president of the Ohio State Electrical Workers and past president of the Southern Ohio Business Manager's Conference. He was the Sergeant at Arms and Executive Board member of the Franklin County M.O.S.T. Committee. Joe served extensively in the community on the Mayor's committee for the Fire District One in Columbus and was a founding member of the Whitehall/Bexley Rotary Club. He served on the board of directors of COTA (Central Ohio Transit Authority) and served a three-year term for the IBEW on the CIR (Council on Industrial Relations) in Washington D.C. He served ten years as a commissioner for CMHA (Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority). He was a long-time member of the Colonial City Moose Lodge 2555 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, a member of the American Legion Post 0090, Ft. Myers, Florida and a member of Local 683 Retiree's Club. Joe and Beverly spent many happy winters in their southern home in Cape Coral, Florida. Family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 pm Thursday at Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., where the funeral service will be held 10 am Friday, November 3, 2017. Pastor Ralph Short officiating. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 1, 2017
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