In Memoriam : James " Cebe" Hoover

James " Cebe" Hoover James " Cebe" Ellis Hoover - age: 73
(October 19, 1945 to October 23, 2018 )
Resident of Biddeford, Maine

Visitation Information:
Celebration memorial will be held Saturday November 3, 2018 at Pier 77 Restaurant at 77 Pier Road, Kennebunkport, ME. (Cape Porpoise) from 11:30 am until 3:30 pm. Light fare and hors d'oeuvres will be served. At 12:30, friends and family may offer memorial comments.
Arrangements are by coordinated by Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral home and Cremation 365 Main St, Saco, Maine 04072

James Ellis Hoover, “Cebe”, 73, of Heather Lane in Biddeford, Maine, died of a heart attack on October 23, 2018. He leaves his beloved wife of 41 years, Susan J. Amons, and brothers Peter, David (Kathy), Robert (Karin), and 7 nieces and nephews. His parents, Jack and Mary “Polly” Hoover, lived in Newton, Massachusetts.

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.
For Memorial celebration information on November 3, please see

Arrangements are by coordinated by Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral home and Cremation 365 Main St, Saco, Maine 04072

Steven Reiter - October 29, 2018Contact this person Contact this person
Susan, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Anne Bromilow - October 31, 2018Contact this person Contact this person
I knew Jim from elementary school through high school. He was president of our ninth grade class and vice president of our class in high school, which shows how his classmates valued him. I have very fond memories of Jim and was sad to learn of his passing. My deepest sympathies to his wife, Susan, and to his brothers, family and friends.

Alan Crosby - November 9, 2018Contact this person Contact this person
My deepest sympathy to Sue, Peter, David, Robbie, jon, and Huck. I grew up with CB from Jr. HS at FA Day to three years at NNHS. I considered him my best friend. We fished..learned to drink beer..partied in Ogunquit..had many mutual friends. We matured together. I will miss Jimmy...


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