Donald J. Hoffman Sr.

Donald J. Hoffman Sr. of Harding passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 26, 2013, at the Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dallas.

Born in Fernbrook, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth Roberts Hoffman.

Don was a 1951 graduate of West Wyoming High School.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean conflict.

For many years he was employed by Atlas Chain and Cable, and associated with Hoffman Brothers Home Construction. Don was Exeter Township supervisor for more than 40 years and served as their police chief in the 1960s. Prior to his retirement, he was a road foreman for State Department of Transportation. He was a member of their Mount Zion Bicentennial Fire Department and Wyoming Masonic Lodge 468 F&AM. He was a member of the American Federal, State and Municipal Employees Council.

He was a member of the former Shoemaker Chapel and was presently a member of Wyoming United Methodist Church.

He had a passion for hunting and the World Wrestling Federation.

Preceding him in death were his infant daughter, Heather Lynn Hoffman, and brothers, John and Robert Hoffman.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, the former Shirley May Hornby; children, Donald Jay Hoffman Jr. and his wife, Lucy, Chicago, Ill.; and Nancy Romanowski and her husband, Michael, Harding; grandchildren, Melissa and Nicole Romanowski; sisters, Emma Ragugini, Wyoming; and Betty Buchman, Exeter; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with the Rev. Harriet Santos of Wyoming United Methodist Church officiating.

Interment will be at Memorial Shrine Park, Carverton.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, and the , 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

Funeral Home

Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home
504 Wyoming Avenue Wyoming, PA 18644
(570) 693-1130

Published in Citizens' Voice on Sept. 27, 2013