David J. Hoover

David J. Hoover, 91, of Newburg, departed this life on the evening of Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at Green Ridge Village, Newville.

He was born on Oct. 26, 1928, in Upper Mifflin Township, Cumberland County, a son of the late Charlie M. and Anna E. (Mowery) Hoover.

David married the love of his life, Mary Louise Piper, on Sept. 9, 1953, in the Amberson Presbyterian Church. She preceded him in death on Sept. 19, 1979.

David worked on the Pennsylvania Turnpike as a tunnel guard for more than 40 years, while also operating the family dairy farm along with his sons. He was a longtime member of the Newburg United Methodist Church.

In his free time, he enjoyed going to socialize at Kenny’s Auction in Chambersburg. David also liked to collect scale models of tractors, although he had enough of the real, full-size kind, as well.

He is survived by three children, Marlin D. Hoover and wife, Barbara, Melinda L. Diehl and husband, Stephen, and Darwin J. Hoover, all of Newburg; four grandchildren, Elizabeth A. Hoover and fiancé, Drew Reed, of Shippensburg, Joshua T. Diehl and fiancée, Emily Wolford, of Shippensburg, Julianna L. Bender and husband, Daniel, of Newburg, and Jennie D. Mazzone and husband, Tosh of Huntingdon; five great-grandchildren, Witten Bakner, Morgan Diehl, Owen and Clara Bender, and Esme Mazzone; his brother, George Hoover and wife, Eleanor, of Newburg; his sister, Anna Piper of Newburg; and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at the Newburg United Methodist Church. The Rev. Judi Herrold will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Zion Cemetery.

Viewing will be Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Newburg United Methodist Church, 203 N. High St., Newburg, Pa. 17240.

Online condolences may be expressed at: www.fogelsanger-brickerfuneralhome.com.


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