Benson B. “Mickey” Hoover - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Benson B. “Mickey” Hoover

September 4, 1947 - November 26, 2023

Benson B. “Mickey” Hoover, age 76, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2023.

Born in Pennsylvania, on September 4, 1947, he was the son of the late Benson H. and Helen (Stamm) Hoover. Mickey earned his Bachelor’s degree from Widener University and later earned his Master’s degree from Temple University. He made his career as a project superintendent at Bancroft Construction until his retirement. Mickey’s most cherished moments were the memories he made with his family.

In addition to his parents, Mickey was preceded in death by his son, Michael Hoover. He is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Kathleen M. (Lake) Hoover; children, Ryan Hoover and Maureen Curry (Gregg); siblings, Janet Hohnholt and Lori Hoover; stepchildren, Daniel Schrass (Betsy) and Michael Schrass; and grandchildren, Declan, Colin, Paige, Callum, and Tobin.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately in Lawncroft Cemetery, Linwood, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mickey’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online by clicking here.


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7 Condolences for Benson B. “Mickey” Hoover

  • Ron and I were very saddened to hear of Mick’s passing. He will sorely be missed. Please know that you are in our thoughts as you progress through this very difficult time. Sending our love💕

    Ron and Nan

  • Mick was a Great Guy. He will truly be missed. We would have Great Times at party’s because he was like Family to us at my in-laws house. Rest in peace my Friend.
    Rich and Janice.

  • Kathy, so sorry for your loss of Mick. He was a great person and we have many good and fun memories of him. Very glad you had 13 years with him and may he Rest in Peace. Love from Donna and Monk.

  • I am so sorry to hear about Ben. He was a great man, a trusted co-worker and someone who could always be count on to do the right thing. He will be missed.

  • My condolences for the family. I enjoyed working with Ben at Bancroft. He brought warmth, humor and an great view of the world to work. He will be missed.

  • We were so sorry to hear about Mick’s passing. We enjoyed the time spent with him the past few years, the texts and phone calls. Mick strongly believed in family and loved sharing the research he had accumulated. He will be sadly missed.

  • I worked with Ben on many residential building projects in the 1990’s and into the mid 2000’s,he was very knowledgeable and just a great guy, I recently tried to get in touch with him and just found out about his passing, my condolences to the family. I have many good memories of Ben and still talk about him to this day. 🔨🪚