Nancy G. Hoop, D.Ed., 84, passed away peacefully at her home in Lititz, on Sunday, March 6, 2016.
Born in Westmoreland County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Elizabeth Sloan Garlow. Nancy was happily married for 60 years to E. Paul Hoop, Jr., who passed away in 2012.
Nancy graduated in 1952 from the Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham University) in Pittsburgh, and later earned a Master’s degree from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. In 1985 she was awarded a Doctorate in Education by the University of Pennsylvania.
An educator by training and profession, Nancy was for many years an elementary school principal and Director of Elementary Education for the Lampeter-Strasburg School District. Nancy was actively involved in civic and community affairs, especially with organizations devoted to education. She served for a number of years as a member of the Manheim Township School Board and was a member of the Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and Chapter K of P.E.O., both organizations focused on women’s education. She was a member of the Donegal Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Nancy was a member of the congregation of Highland Presbyterian Church for nearly 50 years and for some years served as a member of the church’s Session.
Nancy is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Hoop Fay, wife of Joseph B. G. Fay of Malvern, PA; a son, E. Paul Hoop III, husband of Rita C. Hoop, of Ashburn, VA; and four grandchildren to whom she was devoted.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Monday, March 21, 2016 at Highland Presbyterian Church, 500 East Roseville Road, Lancaster, with the Rev. Dr. Ann Osborne officiating. Family and friends will be received from 1:30 P.M. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Nancy’s name to Highland Presbyterian Church, 500 E. Roseville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.