TODD J. HOOVER

Profile Updated: February 7, 2019
Residing In: Woodstock, IL USA
Spouse/Partner: Janice
Children/Grandchildren: 12 grand children and fourteen great grand children as of Feb 2019 All of these fine people are the More…products of: Tim [Kathryn, Lenny]; Tracey [Sam], and; Steve [Michelle]. Our children were born 1963, 1964 and 1965, respectively.
Former/Current Occupation(s): Professor at Loyola University Chicago - retired
Email Address

hoover_tj@yahoo.com

Schools Attended:

Peru State College Biology and Math
University of Nebraska - Lincoln Graduate studies

Attended community colleges to enhance myself:
Elgin Com College - Math and Computers
Miami Dade College - Real estate investment
Kilgore College - Book keeping

Community/Volunteer Activites:

Teach adults who dropped out of high school to help them earn their GED. This was a most rewarding experience for me. Was able to obtain grants each summer from state of Texas to help GED graduates transition to college. The combination of the GED classes during fall and spring and five consecutive grants kept me involved almost too much. Enjoyed the exeriences enormously! But, decided to completely stop teaching as of Summer 2013.

p.s. I am enjoying 100% retirement completely and fully!

Share 1 or 2 LHS Memories:

There are so many wonderful memories!!! I honestly do not know where to start... Maybe my daily activities with Wayne, Don, Tony, Ron, Doug and a many others!!!!

I still wish "King's" was open... spent a lot of hours and a lot dollars at King's located at 40th and South.

Brief Life Summary Since 1961:

After high school, I finished my bachelor degree at Peru State College. Taught Biology at the high school level then earned graduate degree at the University of Nebraska [Ph.D.]. Moved to Oregon and taught at Southern Oregon University for a few years and then moved to Chicago [Loyola University Chicago]. Taught there for years and years - retired early - this was a fabulous career choice. Moved to Miami Beach where I worked at Miami Dade College for a short time. Lived in Texas and worked at Kilgore College on a part time basis with GED program - now retired, I enjoyed teaching these last few years.

We have made major change in life - bought town home in 2012 which we like very much. Sold our home in Texas spring 2016 and bought another town home June 2016. The town home is located in Shreveport, LA... This new life style will be interesting to say the least. We have down sized and then down sized some more. I discovered I am a "hoarder" where I kept far, far too many "things". I am now "free". Just a tool box remains. No snow removal, no lawns to mow - just living a lot of life. I will let you know how this works out when I reach 85, then 90..... In the meantime, I am bicycling my way to long life with 40 to 50 per week as my goal mixed with fitness center activities. And, I read a lot - 85% pure fiction and 15% non-fiction.

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Jan 29, 2020 at 10:33 AM

Wishing you a happy birthday, Les.

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Jan 23, 2020 at 9:50 AM

Happy birthday Frank!

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Jan 23, 2020 at 9:49 AM

Happy birthday, John.

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Jan 23, 2020 at 8:26 PM

Posted on: Jan 23, 2020 at 9:47 AM

Happy birthday Dagnija!

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Jan 18, 2020 at 3:33 PM

I looked at Gary's photos above which says a lot.  Gary always was friendly in hallways at LHS.  Always the same smile.  I did not see Gary since graduation and I am sure he was "rock" for his family.  Thank you Gary for being a friend.
 
Todd Hoover 

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Jan 09, 2020 at 10:37 AM

Happy early birthday Cliff and thank you for your service. You are appreciated.

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Dec 29, 2019 at 9:41 AM

Happy Birthday Jane! Say hello to Jim for me!

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Dec 29, 2019 at 9:38 AM

Happy Birthday Jim. Can you believe that we will soon be pushing 8 decades of life! Amazes me!

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Dec 29, 2019 at 9:28 AM

Wishing you a happy Birthday, Jerry. Pretty amazing that we have been alive for 7 decades and soon will push 8 decades!

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Dec 25, 2019 at 3:07 PM

Happy Birthday Mary along with many more!

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Dec 16, 2019 at 11:41 AM

As you are such an outstanding and wonderful person, I wish you a great Birth Day wish. It is: Have a Happy Birthday celebration.

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Dec 15, 2019 at 11:27 AM

Have a Happy Birthday, Nick. And, a whole bunch more!

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Dec 11, 2019 at 6:43 PM

Posted on: Dec 11, 2019 at 3:36 PM

Happy Birthday,Jan. Just a bit early!

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Dec 02, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Posted on: Dec 02, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Happy Birthday, Allen!

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Nov 22, 2019 at 1:13 PM

Hope you have a wonderful and easy birthday, Don!

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Nov 22, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Wishing you a wonderful and easy birthday.

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Nov 22, 2019 at 1:08 PM

Have a great birthday, Don. The last update from you was about 30 years ago. I am sure a lot has happened since then!

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Nov 12, 2019 at 10:04 PM

On October 30th, my wife, Jan, and I celebrated our 57th wedding anniversary. The week prior to Veteran's Day 2019, I visited the traveling Vietnam Veteran's Memorial wall. I found the names of Bryan Wilkens and Vincent Sabatinelli. Bryan was among the first of my high school students that I taught. Vincent was a college classmate. I touched their names on the wall and in each case, small tears blurred my vision as I remembered these two individuals who touched my life but died way too soon. I was sad the rest of the day.

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Nov 12, 2019 at 9:35 PM

A bit late but wishing you the best ever birthday!

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Nov 08, 2019 at 11:14 AM

Happy Birthday, Nancy. I am one day late so I apologize for this. One of these years, you might mention how you ended up in Minnesota?

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:51 PM
A few more of my Grand Daughters.. Anna, Justine, Janene [top row-L to R] and Karyn with Paige [L to R]. Paige is the youngest of the girls [see last photo for update]. Have new grandson as of 2010 - Henry Hoover!
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:51 PM
Tim is my grandson at his wedding to Jenny. Tim is a firefighter/rescue person while Jenny is an RN working at hospital. Tim was my only grandson until recently - another grandson born last September. What a way to have a wedding - firefighters are fun!!!
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:51 PM
The women in this photo are the sisters of Jill - see above. From left to right: Julia, Ana, Rachel, Tracey, Karin and Kate Hoover. Fantastic women - hard to believe these women are adults now!!!
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:51 PM
Paige Hoover - the last of the grand daughters and now almost an adult!!
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:51 PM
Granddaughter Jill with her two children, Isla and Asa.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:51 PM
Last of the twelve grand children. One year old Henry Hoover.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:51 PM