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James J. Hoover

February 24, 1937 ~ August 15, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old


James J. Hoover, 86, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Tuesday evening, August 15, 2023.

Born in Tremont, February 24, 1937, a son of the late William and Albenia Shandri Hoover. Jim was a 1955 graduate of Tremont High School.

Jim was a lifelong truck driver, working until the age of 82. He was last employed by Ash Resources, Schuylkill Haven.

Jim was a United States Marine Veteran.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He was a business member of the Pennsylvania Sheriff's Association. He was also a member of several local fire companies.

Jim enjoyed watching racing, especially NASCAR and Indy, and he was the driver of the 3-A race car in the 60s. In his younger years, he could often be found hunting. He especially enjoyed making family, friends, and even complete strangers laugh with all the stories he told and will be remembered mostly for that and his love of driving an 18-wheeler for over 60 years.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his son, Scott Hoover, 2021; two brothers, Joe and Gerald Hoover; two sisters, Theresa Hertz and Dorothy Gessler.

Surviving are his two daughters, Tina Joseph and her husband Nick, Pine Grove, and Jill Johns and her husband Tedd, Tower City; eight grandchildren, Alana Schneck, Rachel Joseph, Vanessa and Lexi Johns, Melissa Reynolds, and Dustin, Matthew, and Adam Hoover; seven great grandchildren, Cody, Cole, Lillian, Desirae, Isaac, Keegan, and Ty; two sisters, Irma Pothering, Tremont, and Ann Ege, Brookhaven; numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 11:00 AM from the Most Blessed Trinity Cemetery, Tremont.

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