Dan Hoover passed away at home after a long illness on Sunday, January 15, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones.
Born the fifth of six children in Sodus Point, NY in 1952, Dan learned the value of hard work at a young age. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Clarkson University, and lived for a few years in Boston, where he became a lifelong fan of the Red Sox. Dan returned to Rochester to begin a 32-year career at Kodak, specializing in supply chain management. In his spare time, he enjoyed flipping houses with stepson Kenny and cycling and traveling with the love of his life, Brenda.
Dan’s kindness, dignity and optimism through the progression of his dementia inspired us all.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Viola Hoover. Not only was Dan a loving and devoted father to his daughters Chelsea Valdes (Consuelo) and Michelle Hoover and granddaughter Dani Valdes; he had a close, loving bond with his stepchildren Cassie White, Marcia Kasper (David), Ken White (Tina), and Brad White (Erik), as well as their children and grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings Sharon Gonzalez, Marsha Daciw (Mike), Ralph “Buddy” Hoover (Elaine), Beverly Butts (Denny), and John Jackson (Caroline), and many nieces and nephews. His family extends their gratitude to his loving caregivers Tina White, Connie Marr Slater and Jeanette Eckert, as well as Rochester Regional Hospice.
In lieu of a formal service, his family will be celebrating his life “Dan’s way”, with a reception at the Argyle Grill at Eagle Vale Golf Club, located at 4344 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd, Fairport, NY 14450 on February 4, 2023, from noon to 4pm. Please join us for food and drink in remembrance of a wonderful man.