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Joseph Hoffman

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HOFFMAN

Joseph I.



Joseph Irving Hoffman, 88 of Sylvania, OH and formerly of Temperance Michigan passed away April 29, 2013.

Joseph was born June 4, 1924, in Toledo, Ohio to William P. and Edith M. (Nabor) Hoffman. He married Constance L. Raitz May 11, 1957, in Sylvania Township, Ohio.

He graduated from Lambertville High School in 1942. He Served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1947, which included the Army of Occupation in Japan.

Joseph worked for the Pere Marquette, C&O, B&O, and CSX Corporation for 36 years as a Locomotive Engineer, retiring in July of 1984.

He assisted in the formation of the Monroe County Association for Retarded Children in 1962. He served as the organization's first Treasurer. He served as President of the Monroe County Association for Retarded Children in 1964-1966 and again 1972-1974. He served on the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Michigan Association for Retarded Children in 1965. He testified before Michigan House and Senate Committees in order to get legislation passed for the benefit of mentally retarded. He served as Region II Vice President of the Michigan Association for Retarded Children in 1967-1969.

Joseph's memberships included charter member of VFW Post #9656 of Lambertville, MI, charter member of Mon-Arc of Monroe County, Inc., Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Bedford Senior Citizens Center, Monroe Center for Healthy Aging, Point Place Heritage Society, Historical Society of Bedford, and All States-Club of Eustis, Florida. He was a member of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Lodge #817 and served as a delegate to the Ohio State Convention in 1982.

He is survived by his wife, Constance, and son, David J. Hoffman of Monroe, and brother, William P. Hoffman, Jr. (Suzanne) of Mesa, Arizona, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Matilda Strugarek.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Temperance, MI, where he will lie in state after 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mon-Arc of Monroe County, Inc.

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Published in Toledo Blade on May 2, 2013
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