Thomas C. Hoover, 70, of Tiffin, passed away Monday evening, March 17, 2014, in the emergency room at Mercy Tiffin Hospital.
He was born July 21, 1943, in Sandusky, to Donald and Elva D. (Sullivan) Hoover. He married Diane J. Robinson May 15, 1962.
Survivors include his wife, Diane; son, Jeffrey (Millissa) Hoover of Tiffin; two daughters, Staci Hoover of Fostoria and Julie Hoover Mellini of Tiffin; three sisters, Sandra Hoover and Sharon Kaufman, both of California, and Marcy (Tom) Bishop of Tiffin; three brothers, Lance (Deb) Kaufman of Bettsville, Paul Hoover of Kentucky and John Hoover of Tiffin; stepmother, Karen (Dwight) Moyer; three grandchildren, Dane (Sonia) Riedel and Ciara (Travis) Quillen, both of Tiffin, and Shane Hoover of Rhode Island; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother, Donald J. Hoover Jr.
Thomas graduated from Tiffin University in 1975. He was in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam from 1961-1964. While on the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk, he got to meet President John F. Kennedy.
He was a Tiffin police officer for 12 years, an EMT for 12 years, a life member of VFW Tiffin Post No. 2858 and AMVETS Post 48. He also was a member of the DAV and American Legion Post No. 169.
Thomas was the owner of Seneca Outdoor Repair and loved to do small engine repair. He also enjoyed bowling, crafts and hobbies.
His celebration of life dinner will begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Grace Pentecostal Church, 235 Third Ave., Tiffin. There will be no burial at this time.
Friends may visit with the family 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
Letters of condolence may be sent and the guest book signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.