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Kenneth Carl Hoover

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Funeral Service

10 a.m.
Thursday, September 1, 2022

St. Benedict Church

In the early hours of August 28th, 2022, Kenneth Carl Hoover, age 90, passed away. Kenneth, beloved husband of 65 years to Elsie (Crocefoglia) Hoover, was a man of deep faith and devotion to family. Kenneth joins his parents, Paul and Colletta (Huber) Hoover, and his brother Ronald in God’s embrace. He is survived by his wife Elsie; sister, Carol; his children, Paulette (Eddie) Denner, Mark (Denise) Hoover, Gregory (Christine) Hoover, and Susan (Michael) McDonald; and his ten grandchildren. Born on August 11, 1932, in Ehrenfeld, PA. Kenneth was a veteran of the Korean War, as well as a graduate of Coyne Electrical Institute. His great passion for learning and service imbued his life and work. Kenneth was a devoted member of St. Benedict Catholic Church in Johnstown, PA. He was a YMCA Indian Guides Leader, coach and a president of the Highland Booster Baseball Association, Boy Scout leader of Troop 232, as well as briefly the owner of a company that installed radio equipment for local volunteer fire companies. Kenneth worked at Penelec for 40 years before retirement, and his desire to learn new skills continued in his passion for woodworking, winemaking, canning, and hunting. Kenneth’s first thoughts were always of his “wonderful” wife Elsie, and the family they built together. He designed and built the family home where they raised their four children, and was a constant presence at his children’s activities and athletic events, as well as an enthusiast of the family camping trips. Kenneth and Elsie’s ten grandchildren were also the recipients of that same love and devotion, seeing their grandparents in the stands at sporting events, plays, graduations and ceremonies. Hours were spent playing board games, cards, dolls, and “whatever you want to do.” Kenneth’s life is a shining example of loving support, faith, and patience. The little things, such as his regular cup of coffee, that cookie after meals, and his daily words about God’s goodness, brought him great happiness. Ken was a blessing to those around him, winning over the people he met every day, whether it was during his daily walks in the mall with Elsie, or during his residence at Richland Woods, where he received such excellent care. Barely a day went by when Elsie did not hear about Ken’s gentleness, cheerful nature, and how much the workers adored him there. A Funeral Mass will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 1st, 2022, at St. Benedict Church, 2310 Bedford St., Johnstown, PA 15904. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kenneth’s memory to St. Benedict Catholic Church, Grane Hospice Care, 115 Union Ave., Altoona, PA, or the Alzheimer Association. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at

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