Alexander H. Hoon
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