Gerald F. Hoover

Born: Fri., Dec. 23, 1927
Died: Fri., May 12, 2017


9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., May 20, 2017
Location: Mt. Holly Springs Church of God

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., May 20, 2017
Location: Mt. Holly Springs Church of God

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Gerald F. Hoover, 89, of Carlisle, Pa passed away on May 12, 2017 at home. He was born December 23, 1927 in Chambersburg, PA to the late Chester and Esther (Keefer) Hoover.


Gerald served in the US Marines during World War II. He retired at the age of 87, Gerald was a draftsman for Tracy Engineering in Dillsburg and also worked at the Salvation Army and Dickinson College. He was a member of the Mt. Holly Springs Church of God and a former member of the First Lutheran Church in Carlisle. Gerald played golf at every course in the local area. He was an avid hunter and fisherman with taxidermy as a favorite pastime.


He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carolyn (Runk) Hoover of Carlisle; three daughters, Kimberly (Thomas) Bailey of Newville, Leslie Hollen of Carlisle, and Robin (Dwight) Snyder of Plainfield; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Also surviving Gerald are two sisters, June Hummelsine of Chambersburg and Pat Newman of Fayetteville. He was preceded in death by siblings, Robert Hoover, Betty Johns and Gladys Newman.


A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Mt. Holly Springs, Church of God, 602 McLand Drive, Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065 with the Rev. Richard Reese officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 until  time of service at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Holly Springs Church of God or Celtic Hospice, 900 Century Drive, Suite 201, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home and Crematory, Mt. Holly Springs, PA. For condolences to the family please visit

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Dick and Janice Blocher
   Posted Sat May 13, 2017
Carolyn and family, so sorry to read that Gerald passed. Our thoughts are with you.

Lou McHenry and family
   Posted Sat May 13, 2017
Carolyn and family, My deepest sympathy for the passing of Gerald. So sad to hear of your loss. God's peace be with you during this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love , Lou McHenry

Lee Campbell
   Posted Sat May 13, 2017
Robin and family - you have my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Mr. Hoover. My thoughts and PRAYERS are with you all.

Nancy Bottgenbach Nickles
   Posted Sat May 13, 2017
Mrs. Hoover and family,
I am very sad to hear of Mr. Hoover's passing. He, like I told Leslie, inspired me when I was younger, by believing that I meant something in the world. It was a blessing to come back and see him last year! My heartfelt sympathy
goes out to you all. He's playing a round of golf with the angels!

Kathy & Bill Bevan
   Posted Sat May 13, 2017
Leslie,Tasha & Jerry -My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rob, Kim & Carolyn so sorry for your loss.
Kathy & Bill

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