Homer J. Hoover, 81, Patton, died Wednesday. He was born in Cambria Township, son of Herman and Elizabeth Hoover. Surviving are his wife, Mary; children: Carolyn Gathagan, Linda, Leona, Kenneth, Gerald and Theresa Hoover and Bonita Workman; and sisters: Delores Gill Hetrick, Alice Byrne, Louise Fresch and Wanda Hoover. He was preceded in death by three siblings and a daughter, Evelyn. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Stevens Funeral Home Inc., Patton. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Patton.