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Samuel "Mustache Sam" Hoover, 78, who was a welder and supervisor at the former Great Lakes Carbon Corp., Niagara Falls, for 35 years, died Thursday (Jan. 20, 2000) in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Curwensville, Pa., and lived in Wrights Corners for the past six years. Before that, he lived in Ransomville from 1961 to 1994.

Hoover served in the Army during World War II.

He retired from Great Lakes Carbon in 1982.

His wife, Louise K. Multeri Hoover, died in 1991.

Survivors include two daughters, Diana Holes of Ransomville and Sandra Smith of Niagara Falls; a sister, Hilda Yacabucci of St. Marys, Pa.; two brothers, Jefferson and William, both of Curwensville; five grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Hardison Funeral Homes, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston.


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