Harry J. Hover, 63, of Lebanon, formerly of Long Branch, NJ, passed away peacefully on Sept. 22, 2011 in Nashville.
Harry's life will be celebrated and remembered at a memorial service to take place at Woolley's Funeral Home at 10 Morrell Street Long Branch, NJ Tuesday, Oct. 11 between the hours of 6-8 p.m.
Harry was a great athlete, coach, father, grandfather and business executive. He played both football and lacrosse at Springfield College, and went into teaching and coaching, eventually becoming Assistant Headmaster of a private school in Massachusetts before entering commercial business.
He successfully led sales divisions with Cambridge Lee Industries, Moen Faucet and Oatey Industries in the copper and plumbing industry.
An avid Yankee fan, he always cherished his days playing softball in the Long Branch Fireman's League. A gifted writer, he wrote a book dedicated to his grandchildren that was submitted for publication.
Harry was the son of the late Harry and Catherine Hover.
He is survived by his daughters Christine (John ) Veleber, and their children Vanessa and Amelia of Mendham, NJ; Michelle (Bastiaan) de Roo, and their sons Philippe and Jonah from Leiden, The Netherlands; Holly and her husband to be Glen Corrington from San Francisco; aunt Joan Van Dyke; sister Peggy (Eric) Lott of Hendersonville, NC; brother Mike ( Denise) and their children Meghan, Mickey, Sean and Kevin of Montgomery, NJ; ex-wife Jean Webb of Monmouth Beach, and his best friend Bill Busby from North Long Branch.
Harry wanted to thank his neighbors who welcomed him in Lebanon, and those who helped him including the great people from Publix, Peking Chinese restaurant and the Lebanon Fire and EMS departments.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Alive Hospice Residence 1710 Patterson Street, Nashville, 37203.