Ryan Elliott Hoover, age 78, died on February 16th after several short and unexpected illnesses. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on June 1, 1942 to James E. and Mary Jane (Elliott) Hoover. He was preceded in death by his brother, Gregg Hoover, in December. Ryan is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rosalie Medert-Hoover, his brother Douglas and wife Dianne Hoover, sister-in-law Linda Hoover, nieces Emily Sommer, Shauna Davis, Anna Baltes and Jennifer Hoover; nephews Elliott Hoover and Scott Sommer, and several grand- nieces and nephews.
He attended Worthington High School, OSU, and earned a masters’ degree in Library Science from Case Western Reserve University.
Ryan was a life long railfan and a consummate model railroader, super detailing his trains with all the proper details, right down to the rivets.
He worked for Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, CA, and in retirement was a board member of the Worthington Historical Society and president of the Worthington International Friendship Association. He made many friends in Sayama, Japan, Worthington’s sister city
He was cremated and a small celebration of his life will be held in warmer weather. Ryan was not a fan of snow, but his train left the station during one of Ohio’s biggest snow storm. He would be glad he missed it. Contributions may be made to the Worthington Historical Society, 50 West New England Avenue, Worthington OH 43085 in his memory.