Rodney L. Hoover, a retired Randallstown High School physics and general science teacher who also had been department chair, died Thursday of cancer at Vantage House in Columbia. He was 83.
The son of farmers Joseph F. Hoover and Grace C. Shuman Hoover, Rodney Leroy Hoover was born and raised in Newburg, Pa.
After graduating in 1949 from Shippensburg High School in Shippensburg, Pa., he earned a bachelor's degree in 1953 from what was then Shippensburg State Teachers College.
He served in the Marine Corps as a payroll clerk for two years before being discharged in 1955 with the rank of corporal.
Mr. Hoover earned a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins...