E. Wilbur Hoot
E. Wilbur Hoot, 90, formerly of West Point, passed away at his Green Lane residence on Saturday, June 2, 2012. He and his wife, Hazel M. (Swyers) Hoot, observed their 65th wedding anniversary on February 2 of this year.
Born November 28, 1921 in West Point, he was the son of the late Raymond and Bertha (Piston) Hoot. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the invasion of the Aleutian Islands and in the China-Burma-India Theater.
Mr. Hoot was the owner and operator of the former Hoot’s Garage of West Point for many years. He was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Sumneytown, and a life member of West Point Fire Co. where he served as assistant chief and chief engineer. Mr. Hoot loved the outdoors where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and splitting firewood.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Susan Myers and her husband, James, and Janice Neuber and her husband, Claus, all of Green Lane; four grandchildren: Jennifer, Rebecca, Stephen and Matthew; and four great-grandchildren, Patricia, Emma, Ethan and Caleb. He was looking forward to the birth of his fifth great-grandchild in July.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 8, at R. L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Skippack Pike at Cedars Rd., Skippack, where friends may call for the viewing beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Wentz’s U.C.C. Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.RLWilliamsFuneralHome.com.