Glydine D. Hook, 93, formerly of Falls Creek died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at Christ the King Manor.
Born Sept. 1, 1919 in DuBois, Hickory Kingdom, she was the daughter of the late Blake and Mildred (Kantz) Hoyt.
She was married to Robert C. Hook. He preceded her in death in 1976.
She made her home in Falls Creek for more than 32 years.
During World War II, she worked in a munitions factory in Ambridge, inspecting bombs and shells. She was voted “Miss Victory” for her exemplary work.
Upon moving to Brockway, she opened a small restaurant on Cherry Street and ran a successful business for more than 20 years. She also managed a restaurant at Lake Rene while operating a private catering business. When she closed the restaurant in Brockway, she moved to Falls Creek and acquired a position at the DuBois Holiday Inn. There, she worked first as dining room manager and then advanced to purchasing agent for more than 18 years. Upon retiring from the inn, she worked five years as a cashier at Willar’s Market in Falls Creek until she retired at the age of 74.
She enjoyed traveling, gardening, flowers, bird watching and feeding and tending wildlife that visited her back yard. She was a longtime member of the Falls Creek Methodist Church, where she enjoyed worshiping with many dear friends.
She is survived by one son, Robert M. (Cora) Hook of Brockway and one daughter, Melva (Donnie) Bearden of Alloway, NJ. She was also blessed with six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant brother and two brothers, Iyre Hoyt and John (J.B.) Hoyt.
There will be no public visitation and services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Messages of condolence may be sent to c/o Robert Hook, 3025 Beechton Rd., Brockway, PA 15824 to be shared with family members.
Burial will be in Hoyt Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Christ the King Manor, 1100 W. Long Ave., DuBois, PA 15801.
The Goble-Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.