Kenneth L. Hoover, 74, fifth-grade teacher, active at St. Luke’s UCC, coached Warwick Little League

By on August 16, 2017

Kenneth L. Hoover, 74, of Lititz, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Aug. 9, 2017 at his home.

He was born March 30, 1943 in Harrisburg, son of the late Clara Keim.

Ken was a 1961 graduate of Millersburg High School and a 1966 graduate of Mansfield University where he played varsity football and baseball.

He married Ann Witmer on Aug. 20, 1966. He is also survived by his son: Reid, and daughter-in-law, Katherine, of Downingtown; grandson: Tyler; and granddaughters: Julia, Katelyn, and Courtney. He is also survived by a brother: Russell (Buzz); sister-in-law: Rita, wife of Jack Gahres: and brother-in-law: Steve Witmer; as well as two nieces and three nephews. He was the rock of his family.

He was an active member of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, Lititz, and served as endowment chairman, elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher, and goodwill ambassador for St. Luke’s Lunch with Luke program.

Ken taught fifth grade for 31 years at Farmdale Elementary in the Hempfield School District. He was a member of the Lancaster Host Golf Club. He belonged to the Penn State Nittany Lion Club. He attended many sporting events and bowl games. He served as the president of the Warwick Boys Basketball Club, and coached Little League football and baseball. He was the coordinator of the Lititz Rec Center summer playground program.

A celebration of Ken’s life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m., at St. Luke’s UCC, 222 N. Broad St., Lititz, followed by a luncheon.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the St. Luke’s UCC Lunch with Luke program, 222 N. Broad St., Lititz, PA 17543; or Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

To leave an online condolence, visit snyderfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Spacht-Snyder Funeral Home, Lititz.

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