Mrs. Margaret Hoffman

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Mrs. Margaret Hoffman of Cumming passed away June 15, 2013. Mrs. Hoffman was born in Star Junction, Pa., (Uniontown), March 7, 1918. She was the daughter of Peter Sholtz and Justina Evandel Sholtz, proud immigrants from the Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Ukraine).
She was educated in Pennsylvania and during the Great Depression she moved to Peekskill, N.Y., to work as an au pair. She and Russell S. Hoffman were married on Sept. 7, 1936, at the Church of the Assumption, Peekskill, N.Y. Mr. Hoffman predeceased her in 1990. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Peter Jr., George, and Andrew.
Mrs. Hoffman was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking the foods of her parents' native country which she shared with family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Loretta J. Pelaia and her husband Dr. Ralph M. Pelaia, with whom she resided for the last 25 years; loving grandchildren, Elaine M. Pelaia of Roswell, Kathleen P. Martin and her husband Peter, of Skillman, N.J., Michael R. Pelaia and his partner Gregory J. Bruner of Decatur, Christopher J. Pelaia of Smyrna, Carole J. Pelaia of Beacon, N.Y.; three great-grandchildren whom she cherished, Lindsay Margaret Martin, Patrick Joseph Martin, and William Tucker Martin of Skillman, N.J.
There will be a Celebration of Life Saturday, June 22, at 11 a.m. at Christ the Redeemer Church in Dawsonville, with Fr. Brian Higgins, Pastor, officiating. Mrs. Hoffman will be interred in the cemetery of the Church of the Assumption, Peekskill, N.Y., at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to St. Jude's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., or to a .
Mrs. Hoffman's family would like to acknowledge the kindness and care extended to her during the last four years by the staff of Roswell Nursing Home.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Forsyth County News from June 18 to June 21, 2013