Jesse F. Hofmann, Sr.
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AGE: 76 • Newark
Jesse F. Hofmann, Sr., age 76, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 28, 1937, Jesse was a son of the late Albert A. Hofmann and Rose M. Betz Hofmann. He was a member of the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute's graduating class of 1955 and would later proudly serve his country in the US Army from September of 1961 until August of 1967. After attending the University of Maryland where he studied chemical engineering, Jesse was an analytical equipment sales respresentative and district manager until his retirement.
An avid baseball fan, he was passionate about sharing his love for the game and coached many athletes, including his son and grandsons. Jesse began a lifelong hobby of collecting Lionel trains at the age of 12. He was a devoted and loving family man, known as Bop to his grand and great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 7 siblings. Mr. Hofmann is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Myrna Hofmann; son, Jesse F. Hofmann, Jr.; daughter, Laura Owens and husband L.C. Owens, Jr.; grandsons, Ronald Hofmann, L.C. Owens III, Dalton Owens and Austin Owens; and 2 great grandchildren, Kayla and Ryan.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be sent to a local youth baseball league of your choice.
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Published in The News Journal from May 2 to May 4, 2014