James Ellis "Cebe" Hoover

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    - Bill Croninger
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    - Bill Paul
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    - Dan Driscoll
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    - Susan Amons
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    - Steve Foran

BIDDEFORD - James Ellis Hoover, "Cebe", 73, of Heather Lane in Biddeford, died of a heart attack on Oct. 23, 2018.  Cebe graduated from the University of Massachusetts. He served two tours of duty as a Recon Sergeant with the 6/32nd Artillery, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in the central highlands of Vietnam from 1967 to 1969. As a Forward Observer, he was sought out to accompany US Special Forces and other units on combat operations. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Bronze Star Medal.Cebe was a highly regarded master carpenter who created beautiful interiors in Maine homes under the name "Cebe Construction Co." He worked previously in Kennebunkport as a boat builder, a commercial fisherman, and a lobsterman.  Cebe was a disciplined craftsman with a strong work ethic who passionately enjoyed the high life. An avid sportsman, he loved horse racing, salmon fishing, and blue-water sailing. He was fiercely loyal to his family and friends, and loved them dearly. He was wildly popular with them all. He will be greatly missed. He leaves his beloved wife of 41 years, Susan J. Amons, brothers Peter, David (Kathy), Robert (Karin); and seven nieces and nephews. His parents, Jack and Mary "Polly" Hoover, lived in Newton, Mass.For Memorial celebration information on November 3, please see www.dcpate.com Arrangements are by coordinated by Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral home and Cremation 365 Main St, Saco, Maine 04072  

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Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home Inc
365 Main St
Saco, ME 04072
(207) 282-0562
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Oct. 29 to Oct. 31, 2018
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