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Robert John "Gus" Hoover

March 9, 1933 — August 11, 2018

Robert John “Gus” Hoover, 85, of Attica passed away peacefully on Saturday August 11, 2018 at Buffalo General Medical Center under the loving care of all of his doctors and nurses. He was born in Batavia on March 9, 1933 to the late John M. and Agnes (Burr) Hoover. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his siblings William Hoover, Harvey Hoover, June Leonard and Jean Swanson.

Gus grew up in Darien Center the 5th child of 7 surviving children, with family meaning everything to him. He lived most of his life there until 2006 when he moved to Attica, NY, and acquired his sister June’s and brother-in-law Don’s 57 acre homestead which allowed him to live his life’s passion for hunting and fishing. He graduated from Alexander Central School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Brockport. He served honorably in the US Navy from 1951 to 1955 during the Korean Conflict, and worked for many years for defense contractors including Sylvania, Bell Aerospace and Sierra Research, retiring in 1991. Robert is survived by his beloved wife, Leah (Krajeski) Hoover of 60 years. They met at a friend’s party and he was smitten, and knew pretty quickly she was the only one for him. They traveled extensively together in their fifth-wheel trailer after retirement, including spending winters in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and a few times as far north to Alaska. He was a lifetime member of the Good Sam Club and the VFW.

He is survived by his loving wife, Leah (Krajeski) Hoover of Attica; children Michael (Teresa) Hoover of Navarre, FL., Martin (Bonnie) Hoover of Rochester and Edith (Patrick) Roach of Fairbanks, AK; sisters Joyce Meisner of Batavia and Patricia (Dan) Keene of Attica; grandchildren Justin (Valene), Todd (Bethany), Katherine, Leanna, Kacy and Ryan; 5 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday August 17, 2018 from 4:00-7:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A 10:30AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday August 18th at St. Joachim & Anne Parish 50 East Ave. in Attica. Robert will be laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery in Corfu.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Veterans Outreach Center 447 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Marley Funeral Home, LLC.

135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Joachim and Ann Parish (A)

50 East Avenue, Attica, NY 14011

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