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Helen June Hoover
(June 8, 1940 – November 12, 2022)
Helen June (Jitter, Nan, and Gram) Hoover, nee Geoghegan, 82, a longtime resident of Rock Hill Beach in Pasadena, passed quietly into the arms of our Lord on November 12, 2022 while under the loving care of Baltimore Washington Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert (Herb) Clark Hoover, her sister, Toni Koreck, and her twin brother, Earl Geoghegan.
She was born to her parents, Earl and Helen Geoghegan in Baltimore on June 8, 1940, one of six children. She attended Baltimore City public schools. She married her childhood sweetheart, Herb, June 21st, 1958.
Helen was raised in faith at Christ Lutheran Church in Baltimore. In her later years, Helen worshiped her Lord Jesus faithfully. She worked for Mangels, Herold Co. (King Syrup) and Misty Harbor as a seamstress in Baltimore, but she was always a loving homemaker for her husband and two children, and later her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Helen loved to bowl and was a member of the Wednesday Morning Ladies League at Sandusky’s Riviera Bowl. Her other pastimes were making apples on a stick, crocheting, Friday night BINGO at the Riviera Beach Fire Hall, playing Bunko with family, and watching afternoon soap operas. Her favorite and most beloved pastime was baking. Her family always looked forward to her Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners of Ham, Turkey, and her Russian Kapusta with all the desserts. Helen was especially known for her decorative cakes. Friends, family and even strangers (they weren’t strangers after meeting her) would come for miles to have Helen bake cakes for every special occasion. There were no limits in her ability to create just the right special cake design for birthdays, anniversaries, sports events, and everything in-between. Her cake baking was a gifted talent.
Above all else, Helen had a heart of gold. She loved giving. She and Herb were regular donors to the church, St. Jude, Wounded Warriors, Shriners, and many other charitable organizations. She loved nothing more than spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Christmas time would see presents galore, even putting Santa to shame. Her most valuable gift was the gift of time. She often took her grandchildren to bingo and craft fairs and she watched her grandchildren in the summer and after school. She was their ride to soccer, karate, the mall, and other places her grandchildren needed to go. She gave her time and grandmotherly love more so than anything else. Her kindness and generosity were second to none.
Helen is survived by her son, Curtis Hoover, Sr., of Stevensville, MD, and daughter, Kathryn Morris of Pasadena, daughter-in-law, Sharon Hoover and son-in-law, David Morris, Sr. She was the proud grandmother of Brandy and Karl Milligan, Curtis Hoover Jr., Kristy and Justin Brown, Heather and Jude Kerlavage, and David Jr. and Kerri Morris. She was also the great grandmother of Karl Jr., Alyssa, Alison, Jameson, Riley, and Katelyn. She is also survived by her brothers, Pat, Gary and Dale Geoghegan, and her Aunts, Anna McGuire and Pauline Doda.
Friends and family are invited to attend viewings on Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 3-5 and 7-9 pm and a Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Friday, December 9, 2022 at 11:00 am at Gonce’s Funeral Home 169 Riviera Drive, in Riviera Beach, MD 21122. Flowers are welcomed, or in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Wounded Warriors, or any other children or veteran charitable organization.