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HOOVER III, Herbert (Pete) Nov. 5, 1927 - Feb. 4, 2010 Devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Adventurer, benefactor and mentor to countless others. "Pete" Hoover died peacefully with his family by his side. A man who truly believed in living life to its fullest. He was...

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As Editor, I will be using the information regarding Pete Hoover's passing in the memorial section for the American Red Cross Southern California Retiree Newsletter for April 2010 edition.
Many times Pete and his wife assisted me while I was trying to help disaster victims while I was working for Red Cross. So sorry to hear of his passing.
Sue Banman

Our heartfelt condolences to Pete's family. Though we never had the chance to talk on the air, we were able to exchange QSL's in connection with our special event station at our radio club; the 80th anniversary of the ARINC, Inc. and the 44th anniversary of the ARINC ARC who was granted permission to use the call sign of Pete's father, W3ZH.


Kurt Fritsch WA3TOY
Station Manager

I am saddened to learn of his death. We went through Navy Radiomans school in Bainbridge MD together.
Reg Thatcher, W6ZXI

I am sorry. We lost a great Man that did many wonderfull things for people. I am sad because I only talked to him on the radio.

Jennifer and I send you our condolences on Pete's passing. It was always a joy work with Pete at Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA). Pete brought so much to the VITASAT program, championing the use of accessible technology in the developing world.

After he and I left VITA, "playing ham radio" and our regular correspondence was an ongoing treat, as was getting together with you and Pete when you came to Washington.

It goes without saying that he will...

Dear Meredith,

Margaret and I send our sincerest condolences to you and the family. Pete was a good friend and he put me on track when I really needed it.

Pete funded the first satellite radio that the Red Cross used in the Mexico City earthquake in 1985. Pete was also on my communications team for the National Red Crsss. He will be missed. Ted Harris, retired Disaster Manager.

Ham Radio has lost a giant. I remember Pete's positive attitude and successful efforts to improve Ham Radio for all of us. It was a pleasure working with him on the ARRL Foundation Board.

Dearest Meridith and family,
We have fond memories of working disasters with Pete and you. His passing will be a great loss to ARC and the community.
Pou thought and prayers are with you at this time.
Les & Lee Lauderdale