William Hoover

Obituary of William Hoover

William L. Hoover, a resident of Burlington for 46 years, passed away at his home surrounded by his family, on Saturday evening, October 4, 2008. The husband of Claire (Slocum) he was 76 years old. Bill was born in Chambersburg, PA and raised and educated in Waynesboro, PA. He was the son of the late George and Maude Hoover. Bill was a veteran of the Korean War serving his country in the United States Navy. He was the recipient of the Navy Occupation Medal (Europe), the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Bill and Claire moved to Burlington in 1962 where they raised their three children. In 1969 Bill opened his own Refrigeration, Engineering and Contracting business called RECCO located in Malden, Medford and currently Woburn. He sold the business in 1998. Bill was an avid sportsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed bowling and had belonged to a number of bowling leagues over the years. Bill was a member of the Masons in Cambridge and Burlington, the American Legion, and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed traveling and had visited such places as Alaska and British Columbia. Bill’s family was the most important part of his life. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. Bill is the beloved husband of 54 years of Claire (Slocum). He is the loving father of William R. Hoover & his wife Laurie of Burlington, Robert T. Hoover & his spouse John Gibbs of Malden, Bruce A. Hoover of Martha’s Vineyard. He is the brother of Claudine Hawbaker of PA, Richard of Myrtle Beach, SC and Thomas of VA. He is the grandfather of William G., Nicole M., Jason R. & Melissa C. Graveside services will be held at Pine Haven Cemetery, Bedford St., Burlington, on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Wednesday from 4 – 8 p.m. Memorials in Bill’s name may be made to Shriner’s Burn Institute, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 or Visiting Nurse Association of Middlesex East and Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.
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