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  • "We consider Roland a true friend and a perfect gentleman. ..."
    - John and Nancy
    - CKT
  • "Dear Cynthia and Sarah, It has been quite a long time since..."
  • "A lovelier man there never was."
    - Barbara Lambert
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Roland Armitage Hoover  

Of Bethesda, Maryland passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. He was born on January 14, 1929 in Buffalo, New York. He attended Ossining High School and Yale University, earning a B.S. in Industrial Administration in 1949. He served as a Lieutenant JG in the United States Navy during the Korean War. In 1962 he married Cynthia Lee Adams, and they had two daughters, Sarah and Emily. He worked as Director of Publications at the Brookings Institution and as Yale University Printer. A highly regarded graphic designer and letterpress printer, Roland designed countless posters, announcements, keepsakes and books for organizations including the Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, and Library of Congress, as well as for his parish, St. Columba's Episcopal Church. Roland is survived by his wife Cynthia, his daughter Sarah Adams Hoover and son-in-law David Ware, daughter Emily Hoover Dooley, and grandchildren Helena Adams Ware, Eleanor Clare Dooley and Owen Josef Dooley. A memorial service will be held at St. Columba's Church on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3 p.m.

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