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David Howard Hoover

October 22, 1939 — October 6, 2022

Westfield

David Howard Hoover

David Howard Hoover, 82, of Westfield, Indiana, passed away on October 6, 2022, after a brief illness.  He was born on October 22, 1939, in Canton, Ohio, to Howard and Helen (Piecynski) Hoover. 

David graduated cum laude from St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana in 1961, majoring in History and minoring in German.  In 1965, he received his Master’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati, concentrating in Medieval Russian History.  While David started his teaching career at AJ Kent High School in Kentland, Indiana, he spent more than 30 years teaching and serving in the administration at his alma mater, St. Joseph’s College.  David was a former member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church’s parish in Rensselaer and was a St. Joseph’s College Fellow.

David married Donna C. Sondgerath in Kentland, Indiana, in 1964.  She was the love of his life and they shared 49 wonderful years together before her death in 2013.

David is survived by his three children, Erica E. (Joseph) Aker of Indianapolis, IN; Peter C. Hoover of Noblesville, IN; Thaddeus J. (“Ted”) Hoover of Louisville, KY; and granddaughter, Makena L. Hoover of Noblesville, IN.  Also surviving are brothers John M. (Patricia) Hoover of Buckhead, GA; Patrick J. (Trudy) Hoover of Louisville, OH; sister Catherine Hoover of Massillon, OH; and sisters-in-law Diane Hoover of Lancaster, OH; Sandra (Dale) Fallat of Zionsville, IN; Cheryl (Thomas) Sims of Cicero, IN; Marlene Sondgerath of Kentland, IN; and numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife Donna, David was preceded in death by his brother Daniel.

Visitation will be held at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 17102 Springmill Road, in Westfield, IN from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2022.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held immediately following the visitation.  Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Park, Westfield, IN.

David was a gentle soul, with a kind heart.  His laughter, his smile, always genuine and unmistakable, provided those who knew him with the joy one hopes to leave behind in this world.  His soft hopefulness, especially in the face of adversity, was a constant.  It persisted throughout his life and was unwavering in his final days.  His family knows now that he is at peace, reunited with his Donna, and searching for someone to put a pinstripe on his next vehicle, because “it really makes the car look sharp.”    

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s charity of choice. 

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, October 17, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church

17102 Spring Mill Rd, Westfield, IN 46074

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, October 17, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church

17102 Spring Mill Rd, Westfield, IN 46074

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