Alexan­der H. Hoon

Record Observer - - Obituaries -

CH­ESTER­TOWN — Alexan­der H. Hoon, “Sandy,” passed away from nat­u­ral causes on May 14, 2017 at Heron Point, Ch­ester­town.

Sandy was born in Pitts­burgh, Pa., on Dec. 1, 1928, to Mar­ian Hol­l­i­day Hoon and Dr. Merle Rus­sell Hoon. Sandy was mar­ried to Ann Wilmer Hoon on March 17, 1951, in Ch­ester­town. He was the son-in-law of Is­abel Perry Wilmer and Ch­ester­town Mayor Philip G. Wilmer.

Sandy was pre­de­ceased by Ann, in Au­gust 2016, and their third son, David McGill Hoon, who died in June 2011. He is sur­vived by two other sons: Dr. Alexan­der Hol­l­i­day Hoon Jr. (Cindy), who re­sides in El­li­cott City, and Philip W. Hoon Esq. (Lisa), who re­sides in Ch­ester­town; as well as seven grand­chil­dren; three daugh­ters-in­law; and one great-grand­child.

Sandy’s sis­ters, Mar­garet Hoon Baker (Larry, dec’d) and Nancy Hoon Pow­ell (Bill), sur­vive him, as does his very dear friend and cousin, Richard Carter Hol­l­i­day.

Sandy at­tended Shady Side Acad­emy (Pitts­burgh) and grad­u­ated from Williams Col­lege in 1950.

He served in the United States Ma­rine Corps and was sta­tioned as a First Lieu­tenant in Korea on April 1, 1951. He was on ac­tive duty un­til Jan. 1953.

Sandy be­gan his suc­cess­ful ca­reer with Jones & Laugh­lin Steel Corp. in 1952. He re­tired as a J&L ex­ec­u­tive in Pitts­burgh in 1979. While there, he en­joyed Oak­mont Coun­try Club, the Duquesne Club and Fox Chapel Coun­try Club.

Ann and Sandy moved to Ch­ester­town in 1979 and re­stored their fam­ily home “Thorn­ton.” They lived there for 25 years and then moved to Heron Point in Ch­ester­town. Dur­ing that pe­riod, Sandy was the founder and prin­ci­pal of Ch­e­sa­peake Land Co., and also man­aged fam­ily farms.

In the 1980s, Sandy was a co-founder of Eastern Shore Land Con­ser­vancy and served as a direc­tor for many years. He was also a co-founder of the 1782 So­ci­ety of Wash­ing­ton Col­lege.

Sandy served on the board of direc­tors of the Kent County Pub­lic Li­brary, Mag­no­lia Hall and the Ch­e­sa­peake Bank & Trust Co. He was a mem­ber of Ch­ester River Yacht & Coun­try Club, a found­ing mem­ber of the River Club and the Sons of the Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion.

In ad­di­tion to his fam­ily and farms, Sandy loved peo­ple from all walks of life. He left this world in peace, a good man with a life well lived.

There will be a Memo­rial Ser­vice for Sandy at 2 p.m. Satur­day, June 24, at Em­manuel Church, Ch­ester­town. In­ter­ment will be pri­vate.

Con­tri­bu­tions in Sandy’s mem­ory can be made to Eastern Shore Land Con­ser­vancy at www.eslc.org.

Ar­range­ments by Fel­lows, Helfen­bein & New­nam Fu­neral Home, Ch­ester­town.

On­line con­do­lences may be sent to the fam­ily at www.fh­n­fu­ner­al­home.com.

ALEXAN­DER H. HOON

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