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Community Care Hospice

1669 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937.382.5400
Fax: 937.383.3898

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

1830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503
Phone: 937.390.9665

Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Chapel Hill
12200 Strausser St. NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Phone: 330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740.629.9990

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 937.644.1928

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005
Phone: 513.422.0300

Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420
Phone: 937.256.4490

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio


2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.788.1400

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.344.0379

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio at
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

410 W 10th Ave - 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614.685.0001

Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

222 N. Oakland Ave.
Washington Court House, OH 43160
Phone: 740.335.0149

Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

3230 N. Co. Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373
Phone: 937.335.5191

Ohio's Hospice of Morrow County

228 South St.
Mount Gilead, OH 43338
Phone: 419.946.9822

Ohio's Hospice


7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937.256.4490


11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249

Ford Model A

Connecting the Past to the Present: Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare Patient Reunited with Ford Model A

When Brian Revak finally bought his dream unrestored Ford Model A, he began a journey to learn the history of the car and meet the people who had owned it before him. That journey connected him with Freada Hoover, an Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare patient, who owned the car 50 years ago. 

Freada and her husband, William, were a car-loving duo who owned Bill’s Speed Shop in Navarre, Ohio. The couple raised their daughters, Mary Rohr-Pruner and Elizabeth Hoover-Miller, to have an appreciation of cars. 

In 1966, William bought Freada an unrestored 1928 Ford Model A — a car she had wanted and dreamed of owning. 

“Mom was never one for jewelry, but she loved the Model A, and dad bought her one,” Mary said. “Most 8-year-olds are out playing games, but Dad was showing me how to build a Holley carburetor in the shop.” 

William died nine years ago, and as Freada’s health and memory started to decline, she made the decision to sell the Model A to a buyer in North Lawrence, Ohio. After only a year, the car was sold again, this time to Brian. 

Brian learned the previous owner had found the Model A in a barn, and took several trips to the house next door — where Mary eventually answered and discovered that Brian now had her mother’s old Model A. 

Brian was encouraged by his own mother, who works for a hospice in Youngstown, to reach out to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare to give Freada an opportunity to be reunited with the car. 

“I was curious to learn more about the car,” Brian said. “I didn’t know what to expect from the visit, but I felt good that I was able to reunite her for the afternoon.”

On a Saturday morning, Brian took a three-hour drive for a visit with Freada to show her the Model A. Freada and her daughters were able to take a look at their Model A and reminisce on memories of the car. 

“My sister and I were thrilled that Brian has the car and took the time to come meet Mom,” said Mary. “He got to do something on his bucket list and was full of joy in being able to reunite her with it. His love for the Model A is beyond belief. We could not have picked a better person to have this car if we’d taken applications. It’s truly a love story between a man and his car.” 

Katherine Ritchie, gift officer at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, and Sarah Ecker, community liaison at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, were contacted about the visit and met with the group for the reunion. 

“It’s funny how life eventually connects us all together in such different stages of life,” Sarah said. “It shows such humanity and love on Brian’s part to see how this car affected his life in such a way he sought out Freada and her family to connect them to the car again. A loving and precious moment from the past, that was a gift from her husband, came back to visit her in the present from a complete stranger.”

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