Obituary: Longtime Garwood Resident Carolyn Ruth Hoover
Hoover moved to Garwood in 1950 with her husband where they raised two sons, William and James.
On Monday, January 14, 2013, Carolyn Ruth (Yawger) Hoover succumbed to cardiac deficiencies. At the time of her death she was enrolled in Solari Hospice and was cared for at St. Anne’s Residential Care Home, both of Las Vegas, NV.
Carolyn was born in Elizabeth NJ, to Elsie and Frederick Yawger July of 1922. She grew up in the borough of Richmond, Staten Island, NYC, NY. Attending Curtis High School, she was graduated a year early as an exceptional student. Carolyn attended Columbia University, Presbyterian Hospital, School of Nursing. As a graduate nurse she worked at Bellevue Hospital in the emergency department and the Staten Island Hospital as a ward Nurse.
Later in life Carolyn would work for the Babbitt Chiropractic Center, Westfield, NJ as their receptionist and administrative clerk. Carolyn moved to Garwood, NJ in 1950 with her husband where they raised two sons William and James. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Edgar G. Hoover, a retired Police Sergeant for the Port of New York Authority.
Carolyn moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2000 to be near her son William. She is survived by her son William and his wife Libby of Las Vegas, NV and a son James of Rosendale, NY. She is also survived by a nephew Paul Brookes and his wife Rebecca, a niece Carol and her husband Kenneth Stewart, a niece Barbara and her husband Patrick Imbimbo, a niece Carolyn Parise and a niece Eileen Donohue. She is also survived by a grandniece Cristina McKee and husband Don, and four grandnephews, Michael Jett, his wife Ramona and family, Brian Jett his wife Patti and family, Matthew Imbimbo and his fiancé Angelina Krawec, and Edward J. Parise.
Services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Dooley Funeral Home in Westfield.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in Carolyn’s name to Heaven Can Wait Animal Society (for the cats) in Las Vegas, NV at http://www.hcws.org/