Obituary: Susan Hoover

Susan Fedor Hoover, 60, of Winter Park, died May 1, 2015.

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Susan Fedor Hoover, 60, of Winter Park, died May 1, 2015.
Susan Fedor Hoover, 60, of Winter Park, died May 1, 2015.
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Susan Fedor Hoover, 60, of Winter Park, died May 1, 2015.

She was born on Feb. 7, 1955 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, the oldest child of Otto and Patricia Fedor. She was educated at Holy Name of Jesus School in Indialantic and was a member of the Melbourne Central Catholic High School Class of 1973. She went on to receive a BA in History from Florida Technological University (now UCF) where she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. 

Susan resided all of her adult life in Winter Park, where she raised her three children, Christopher, Katie-Rose and John Patrick, and was an active parishioner at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. 
As anyone who knew Susan could tell you, she held many jobs and volunteer leadership positions over her lifetime, including at Pan-American Bank, North Carolina National Bank, H&R Block and Crabtree & Evelyn.

Susan felt a call to teaching later in life and worked for Orange County Public Schools for the past 16 years. She was a gifted and talented teacher at Waterford Elementary, and later served in the Hospital Homebound Program teaching both students at Esteem Academy and those who were unable to attend class while undergoing medical treatment at local hospitals or at their respective homes. She spent her final year teaching social studies at Glenridge Middle School near her home in Winter Park. 

Susan was incredibly generous with her time and talent, and served as a volunteer for numerous organizations, including the Girl Scouts of Citrus Council, Boy Scout Troop 62, Notre Dame Club of Greater Orlando, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, School and Social Justice Ministry. 
She was also a proud member of the Junior League of Greater Orlando, with special interest in the Bargain Box thrift store. 

In addition to her active volunteerism, Susan enjoyed various hobbies including hiking on the Appalachian Trail, ballroom dancing, traveling, reading, and gardening. In later years, she was a doting “Nana” to her two grandchildren, Joy and Luke. 

Susan is survived by her children, Christopher Hoover (Heather Blankenship) of Chicago, Ill., Katie-Rose Imbriano (Lee Imbriano) of Baltimore, Md., and John Hoover (Julie Roubik) of Key West; her grandchildren Joy Imbriano and Luke Imbriano of Baltimore, Md.; her mother Patricia Fedor of Woodstock, Ga.; her brothers, Bruce Fedor of Leesburg, Va. and Brian Fedor of West Palm Beach; and her sister, Sheila Olson of Marietta, Ga. Susan is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving father Otto.

Every minute of Susan’s incredible life was filled with activity, much of it directed towards helping others. If you knew Susan, keep her spirit alive in your words more importantly, your actions. If she helped you, pay it forward to others so that her great work will continue to enrich lives. Susan will be interred at Palm Cemetery in Winter Park. 

In lieu of flowers or cards, gifts in Susan’s memory can be made to the Susan Hoover Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Notre Dame Club of Greater Orlando, PO Box 966, Orlando, FL, 32802. The family also requests that if you have any fun stories or anecdotes about Susan, please write them down and forward them to [email protected] so that they may be preserved. 
“All things work together for good.”


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