Brian Hoover

Obituary of Brian L Hoover

Port Allegany - Brian L "Bud" Hoover, 84, of Port Allegany, died Saturday (August 28, 2021) at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.


He was born May 18, 1937 in Bloomington, Ill the son of Leor and Nadine (Kruger) Hoover.


Mr. Hoover was a Macintosh Service Technician working around the country as he traveled with his  partner, Judy Nobles. The two spent many years on the road together with their company, Team West Productions, which was a video production studio.  Among the major companies Team West had produced for includes:  Delta Airlines, GTE, Greyhound and Marriott Hotels.  They produced a video of the area that was about the Indian Echo Country Club.  He returned to Port Allegany to open the “Mac Shack” to repair Macintosh computers.  Together, Bud and Judy manufactured “Cool Ties”.  The “Cool Ties” were used on “Survivor” television series and also for the Olympics.


He is survived by; his partner Judy Nobles of Port Allegany

Sons: Curtis Hoover of Tacoma, WA, Stephen (Margi) Hoover of Puyallup, WA, and Dennis Hoover of Dahlonega, GA

Daughters: Carol Swanson of Seattle, WA, Terri (Michael) Leonard of Kennesaw, GA and Darcy (Lonnie) Mitchell of Tarcoma, WA

8 grandchildren and many great grandchildren

One brother; Chuck Mastronardi of Peoria, IL


He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William Mastronardi.


There will be no visitation. A Celebration of Bud’s life will be held on Sept. 19, 2021, from 1-4 PM at the Veteran’s Memorial Home, Port Allegany, PA.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the family to defray the funeral expenses.  Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.


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