Dan Hoover

Dan Hoover - Rochester Cremation

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.

11 Condolences

  1. LeeAnn VanParys on January 21, 2023 at 7:10 am

    We are so sorry to learn of Dans passing. He was such a caring, great person, and loads of fun. Thinking of you all with love and prayers- John and LeeAnn VanParys

  2. Stephanie and Tom Kayser on January 21, 2023 at 10:36 am

    We are so blessed to have known Dan and shared many fun times with both of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  3. Darlene Carroll on January 21, 2023 at 11:51 am

    Brenda, I haven’t talked to you in ages and saw this in the obituary section of today’s paper. I am very sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. You are in my prayers.

  4. Marcia Kasper on January 21, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    Mom, Family and Friends. My Husband David and our Three Sons, Blake, David Jr. and Ryan are so saddened by the loss of life, love and laughter than Dan brought into the life of everyone who was blessed enough to know him. He was ALWAYS loving and welcoming to anyone who he spent time with. He will forever be missed and remembered. He was more than lucky to have you and your tremendous amount of love that you had for each other Mom. We are here for you and will be praying for you and of course for all of his loved ones.

  5. Michael E Daciw on January 21, 2023 at 12:46 pm

    I’m going to miss you so much. Always your brother in-law,Mike

  6. Ron Cox on January 21, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Dan was a class act guy to work with at Kodak; always kind, caring and considerate of others. His contributions in supply chain management and logistics were significant in Kodak’s glory days. His passing brings sadness to me and fellow Kodakers from years ago.

  7. Connie Slater on January 21, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    It has been my honor to assist with caring for Dan for the past year. His sense of humor stayed with him throughout his journey, and I’m happy to have shared so many laughs with both he and Brenda. You are so very missed. Rest easy, my friend. We’ve all got Brenda, from here.

  8. Ray Trim on January 22, 2023 at 9:22 am

    Dear Brenda, we were shocked to read dear Dan’s obituary yesterday in the D&C newspaper. I have wonderful, fond memories of our days together at TJ’s. Dan cared deeply and was always showing acts of kindness to others. We have lovely memories of dinners and wine & cheese gatherings. I deeply regret that we never reconnected. May all of your magical adventures and moments together with Dan bring you comfort. Love, Ray

  9. Judy Dobles on January 23, 2023 at 5:17 pm

    Dear Brenda, I had the good fortune of working with Dan at Kodak — many moons ago. Very much enjoyed working with Dan on multitudes of projects. My sympathy to you and your family. Judy Dobles

  10. Jeff Schmalz on January 24, 2023 at 8:45 pm

    Dear Brenda and loved family,
    Thoughts and prayers are sent your way in remembrance of Dan. We know he is in the loving arms of God and enjoying a peace he has not felt in the passing years. An old cliche but Dan was just a good guy. A dear brother from our fraternity days at Clarkson.
    Bless you Jeff Schmalz

  11. Holly Ferrell on January 25, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    We were so sorry to hear the news about Dan. He was so considerate and kind to all people and always had a smile on his face. Our thoughts are with you. Holly and Paul

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