We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Myers - Somers Funeral Home, Inc.
David M. Hoover, 80 of Altoona died early Saturday morning August 27, 2022, at Guardian Healthcare, Altoona.
He was born May 21, 1942, in Altoona a son of the late William D. and Henrietta C. (Martin) Hoover. He married Linda L. Watchey on January 31, 1976, in Altoona.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Linda; a daughter Jessica L. Hoover of Altoona; two brothers, Edward Hoover (Janice) of Altoona, and Kevin Hoover (Nancy) of Kentucky; two sisters, Donna Blair, and Dorothy Stayer (Richard) both of Altoona; and a sister-in-law, Gloria Martin of Altoona.
David was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Merrill “Pepper”, and Robert Hoover, and a sister, Clara Lindsay "Cookie" Whetstine.
Mr. Hoover was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Juniata.
He was a 1960 graduate of Altoona High School.
David was a U.S. Army veteran serving with the Army Airbourne division.
He retired as a Safety Supervisor from Norfolk Southern Railroad following 46 years’ service.
He enjoyed gunsmithing, golfing, hunting, fishing, and bowling.
David was a member of Hiram Lodge #616, Free and Accepted Masons; a member of Jaffa Shrine where he belonged to the Jaffa Oriental Band unit, and the Legion of Honor unit; he also was a member of the Jaffa Ushers. David was a member of the Juniata VFW (Fort Apache), and he was a lifetime member of the United Veterans Association (UVA).
Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today Tuesday August 30, 2022, and 10-11 a.m. tomorrow Wednesday August 31, 2022, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. Elizabeth Hess officiating.
Interment will be made at Blair Memorial Park, Bellwood.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations please be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 408 North Sixth Street, Altoona, PA 16601.