Valencia Mae Sunday “Sunny” Hoover


Ocean City

Valencia Mae Sunday “Sunny” Hoover, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the age of 88.

Born Jan. 14, 1927 in York, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George M. and Edna Mae Lauer Sunday.

She was a graduate of York High in 1944, and went on to graduate from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia in 1948 (now known as the University of Mary Washington).

Sunny worked for the American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Navy, Bureau of Ships as a specifications coordinator.

After raising her children she became a teacher in Montgomery Co. Md., public schools for 11 years. Sunny and her husband, Frank, bought a summer home in Ocean City in 1965; in 1981 they retired to that home from the Washington, D.C. area. They have enjoyed the most beautiful sunsets in the world ever since.

For more than 25 years she was an active member of the Ocean City Woman’s Club, the American Legion Auxiliary, AARP and Martha Circle of Atlantic United Methodist Church. Sunny and her husband planned and escorted tours for the local AARP Chapter to Australia, Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada and Mexico as well as many bus tours in the U.S.A.

She is survived by her loving husband of over 60 years, Frank Landis Hoover; her sister, Mary Ann Downs of York, Pa.; her son, Frank G. Hoover of Concord, N.C.; her daughter, Laurie Marie Brucki and her husband, Richard, of Roanoke, Va.; and her three adored grandchildren, Taylor Matthew Brucki and his wife, Kelsey, of Alexandria, Va., Kristen Leigh Hutton and her husband, Joshua, of Roanoke, Va. and Dylan James Brucki of Roanoke, Va.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Atlantic United Methodist Church in Ocean City.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her memory to Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth Street, Ocean City, Md. 21842.

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