Homer Webster Hoover, 86, passed away Monday, March 1, 2021 at UPMC Western Maryland Hospital with complications from pneumonia.
Born November 5, 1934 in Accident, Maryland, he is preceded in death by his parents, Webster, and Lucinda (Hare) Hoover, and his sisters Melva Brobst and Gladys Sloan.
Homer was a graduate of Northern High School and went on to serve 2 years in the U S Army stationed in Baltimore. Homer loved the outdoors and found his dream job as a District 6 Survey Chief/Engineering Technician for the Maryland State Highway Administration where he retired after 32 years in 1996.
Homer believed in giving back to the community and was always willing to help others. He served as President of Cresaptown Community Council, Board member of Unincorporated Communities Coalition, Project Coordinator for Allegany County Project Open Space for Cresaptown Projects, Chairman of Allegany County Sanitary Commission, Water Commissioner for Cresaptown Civic Improvement Association and Treasurer of Chapter 81 Maryland Classified Employees Association. After retirement, he worked as a surveying consultant for SPECS, Inc. and most recently he was a member of the WCI/ NBCI Citizen Advisory Board.
He was an active hunter, but even more so, he held a deep curiosity and passion for local history, including Braddock’s Trail, the Civil War, and local historical sites. He was a member of the Western Maryland Archeological Society and the Garrett County Historical Society.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Nancy (Martin) Hoover; daughters Krista Hoover and partner Hunter K. J. Abell, Lori Spence and husband Darrell; two grandchildren, Garrett Spence and Skylar Spence, and many nieces and nephews.
Due to Covid-19, there will be no indoor public memorial gathering, however, an outdoor Celebration of Life is planned for this summer.
A private graveside memorial and interment will be held at Zion Lutheran Church cemetery, Accident, Maryland on Monday, March 8th for family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to the National Audubon Society or the Western Maryland Archeological Society in honor of Homer.