Don Hoover

Don Royal Hoover

Monday, January 21st, 1924 - Friday, November 20th, 2020
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Hoover, Don Royal "Deac" (American Flag) - November 20, 2020 - Of Tonawanda - Age 96 - Beloved husband of 64 years to the late Barbara (nee Hequembourg) Hoover, Devoted father of Don (Diane), David (Jean), Deborah Owen and Darcy (David) McLeod. Loving grandfather of 7 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Dear brother of the late James Hoover. Brother in law of Joan Hoover, Lois (late Elwyn) Palmerton and the late Frederick Hequembourg. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Don was a veteran of World War II and served in France with the 515 Parachute Infantry Regiment. He played senior hockey, was a member of the North Tonawanda Football Hall of Fame, and played lacrosse at his alma mater at Hobart College. Don enjoyed kayaking, swimming and biking with his family at their log cabin on Cuba Lake, NY. The family would like to thank the staff at Beechwood Homes for their wonderful care of Don. A special thank you to his Harmony House Family. Funeral Services will be held privately. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. Memorials may be made to Beechwood/Blocher Foundation, Inc., 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville, NY 14068. Arrangements by C. Mertz and Son Funeral Home, Inc, Share condolences at
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    901 W. Delavan St.
    Buffalo, NY 14209-1217
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Kim Tuzzo

Posted at 03:51pm
The Board, Trustees and Membership of the North Tonawanda Football Hall of Fame would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of "Deac" Hoover, long-time member and supporter of the Hall of Fame. His support over the years was greatly appreciated and you are in our thoughts and prayers. - Paul Frys and Don Warmington, North Tonawanda Football Hall of Fame

Maggie Stinson

Posted at 11:49am
To the Hoover Family,

We would like to send our condolences to your family at this time. Don was a great man and we all feel very fortunate to have met him here at Beechwood. He was always such a happy man who we enjoyed getting to know and having him participate with us in our daily activity programs especially at exercise and socials. We will miss his smiling face, optimistic outlook and positive spirit. In recent months, we enjoyed our one on one time with him in his room during his facetime calls with his family and visiting with him. He always spoke so highly of his family, his close relationship with his sister in law Lois, his wife, his time in the military and especially the fun he had at his cabin with family and friends. We will miss his window visits with Darcy also and how he looked forward to his exercise sessions with her.
We send you our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time and feel very fortunate to have gotten to know Don as well as we did. He will be remembered and missed by all of us!
-Maggie Stinson and the Beechwood Recreation Dept.

Richard Andres Posted at 11:16pm

We had the pleasure of having Mr. Hoover and his friend Bill Gosch over for lunch a few years ago. We live in the home that he grew up in and had a wonderful time reminiscing about his childhood, and his parents and grandparents. Our deepest sympathies. PS: I would love to see any pictures that you may uncover from 448 Goundry St. Rich Andres - 870-2511

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