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Russell James Hoover

April 27, 1940 February 5, 2020
Russell James Hoover
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Obituary for Russell James Hoover

Russell James Hoover, age 79, of River Forest; loving father of Ryan (Elizabeth Olson), Steven (Camille), Robert (fiancée Abigail Hodgson), Elise and the late Caroline Hoover; cherished grandpa of Clark Hoover, and Madeline and Ava Hoover; dear brother of Robert (Anne) Hoover; fond uncle of many.

Russ led an extraordinary life. Raised in Glenview, IL, he was the valedictorian of Notre Dame High School’s first ever graduating class in 1958. He went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in History in 1962 and earned his law degree from Georgetown University in 1965. Russ achieved the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam Era, and when his service was completed, he returned home to Chicago to pursue a career in law that lasted more than 40 years. In retirement, Russ developed an interest in world travel that would take him to Beijing to lecture law students, to New Zealand to explore the scenery, on Alaskan cruises and cross-Canadian train rides. But no matter the stage of his life, Russ’ true passion was always people. His genuine interest in others and their personal stories made him many fast friendships that he truly cherished.

Visitation 9:15 a.m. until time of mass 10 a.m., Monday February 10 at St. Luke Church, 7600 Lake St., River Forest. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation are appreciated.


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Visitation

Monday

10

Feb

9:15 AM 2/10/2020 9:15:00 AM - 10:00 AM 2/10/2020 10:00:00 AM
St. Luke Church

7600 Lake St.
River Forest, IL 60305

St. Luke Church
7600 Lake St. River Forest 60305 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Monday

10

Feb

10:00 AM 2/10/2020 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/10/2020 11:00:00 AM
St. Luke Church

7600 Lake St.
River Forest, IL 60305

St. Luke Church
7600 Lake St. River Forest 60305 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Queen of Heaven Cemetery Final Resting Place

1400 S Wolf Rd
Hillside, IL 60162

1400 S Wolf Rd Hillside 60162 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Parkinson's Foundation

200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131
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