Senator Bob Hooper
Wendy Snee, a 47 year old nurse and life-long resident of Harford County, vividly remembers the first time that she laid eyes on the late Harford County State Senator Bob Hooper. And, like many, she remembers a vibrant, larger than life figure, who was always reaching out to his neighbors and making things happen for the community that he loved so much.
“This was when he was running for election over 10 years ago,” she recalls.
“My first recollection is of him parked on the side of the Bel Air bypass, waving his Elect Bob Hooper sign,” smiles Ms. Snee. “There was this delightful man, hanging off the side of his truck, waving at everybody. And people would be laughing and hollering and beeping their horns. He was just this wonderful, familiar face to all of us lucky enough to know him.
In late 2007, Ms. Snee got to know Senator Hooper and his family in a far more personal way, when she was a nurse with Harford Hospice. At that time, she took care of the Senator at his home in Street, MD during the final two months of his life, before he succumbed to colon cancer in January 2008.