David R. Hoover, age 69, of Uniontown, PA passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in UPMC Passavant Hospital. He was born in Pittsburgh on December 13, 1950, son of Richard E. Hoover and Viola ‘Dee” Houchens Kost Hoover. In addition to Dave’s parents he was preceded in death by father-in-law, Paul P. Livingston.
Dave graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in 1968 and then served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War followed by enrolling and graduating from West Virginia University in 1976 with a degree in accounting. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves and became Company Commander of the 420th Engineer Company and the 157th Mechanism Infantry Brigade. Dave was a former Fayette County Court Constable from 1978 – 1987; employed by Pennsylvania Department of Welfare until his retirement in 2018. Dave was an active member of the St Peter’s Anglican Church of Uniontown, where he served as a representative on the Diocese Council, vestry and social committee. He enjoyed coaching football and baseball and was a mentor to many. Dave was an avid hunter, fisherman and camper.
Left to cherish Dave’s memory are his loving wife of forty-two years, Edith Livingston Hoover; a brother, Donald Kost and wife Nancy of Venetia, PA; Mother-In-Law, Bernadette Livingston of Uniontown; Sister-In-Law, Deb and Harry Nedley of Uniontown, Brother-In-Law, Paul Livingston of Uniontown, Sister-In-Law, Melinda Bopp of Chambersburg, PA, Sister-In-Law, Erin and Michael McAllister of Annapolis, MD, Brother-In-Law, Jeffrey Bopp of Fayetteville, PA; Nieces and nephews, Kathleen, Amanda, Allison, Trevor, Morgan, Rex, Sean, Jack, Liam, Ella, Derek, Hillary, Matthew, Luke and Dylan; and John Sabo and wife Vivian and their son Ethan of Boynton Beach, Fl, with whom John made his home for several years when he was young.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA where family and friends will be received on Sunday from noon until 6 PM. Visitation will continue on Monday, November 16, 2020 in St. Peter’s Anglican Church from 10 until 11 AM, when a service celebrating Dave’s life will be held at 11 AM with Fr David Wilson and Fr. Aaron Prosser as co-celebrants. Interment will be in Mount Macrina Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded at graveside by General George C Marshall AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood.
The family suggests donations may be made in Dave’s memory to St Peter’s Anglican Church, 60 Morgantown St, Uniontown or Fayette Friends of Animals.
Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at adferguson.com or on the funeral home Face Book page.
RIP Dave. Thanks for being a good mentor to my boys in football. Enjoyed being a church member with you at St. Peter’s. We will miss you!
My wife Gay and I send our love to the family and loved ones. Dave and I played football for Taylor Allderdice and he was often at our family dinner table. It just seems when I look back at those happy high school days, he was a part of so many things. He was fun and feisty. All of my siblings (8) knew him too, but he was closest to the 4 older Kranick kids. Now we are all scattered to the winds. Our home is in Florida. But you never forget your first love and your best friends. To… Read more »
My heartfelt sympathy to all from his cousin Janet.
Heart felt sympathy to all the family. RIP Dave!