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The Hoover family has been in Hershey since 1950 and in Linglestown since 1971. However, their roots in funeral service go back to the late 1800's. It all started when Lawrence Wellington Hoover, a carpenter by trade, purchased the funeral assets of Peter W. Bishop in Berrysburg, located in Upper Dauphin County. He operated the funeral establishment until his unexpected death in 1907. His younger brother, Walter W. Hoover assumed leadership of the business assisted by his brothers. Years later, Walter was assisted by his sons; J. Richard and Warren R. Hoover, Sr.

In 1950, Lawrence Wellingtons great nephew, Warren R. Hoover, Jr. and wife Myrtle relocated from Houtzdale, PA to downtown Hershey and opened a funeral home on West Granada Avenue. Times were very tough initially; however, the business eventually took hold and flourished. After his untimely death in 1978, Warren's sons, Warren R. Hoover, Jr., (who had owned and operated the funeral home in Linglestown), and Sheldon K. "Bud" Hoover formed a partnership to continue operations of the business. The continued growth of both businesses forced the relocation of the Hershey operations to the newer existing facility in 1990 and the expansion and modernization of the Linglestown location as well. Today, the business is owned and managed by another Hoover generation of funeral directors, (Bud’s son’s), S. Keith Hoover, Jr and Gregory W. Hoover.



Warren Sr. & Myrtle Hoover

Warren Jr. & Kathryn Hoover

Sheldon Bud and Joyce Hoover

Keith & Greg Hoover



Hoover Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc - Harrisburg
Phone: (717) 652-8888
6011 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17112

Hoover Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc - Hershey
Phone: (717) 533-7700
88 Lucy Ave., P.O. Box 475, Hershey, PA 17033


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