Gaylord "Gary" P. Hoover, age 61 of Danby, died on Saturday January 9, 2010 at his residence while under Lourdes Hospice care. Gary was born in Ithaca, the son of the late Paul and Barbara Hoover. He was an avid camper and fisherman.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Christina Hoover; two daughters, Michelle Hoover and Gayla Hoover; a son, Darryl Hoover; a granddaughter, Abigail Hoover and a grandson, Aiden Hoover; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will also be private with full military honors at Grove Cemetery in the spring of the year due to weather conditions. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Wagner Funeral Home, Ithaca. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice or to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850.