Louis R. Hoffman
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Louis R. Hoffman, 95, of Bethlehem, died on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Born in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Amos Hoffman and LeClaire (Gowans) Alger. Louis served in the Merchant Marine for 11 years, including service in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters during World War II. At 26 years of age, he was one of the youngest ships captains in the Merchant Marine. He later earned his Masters degree in Economics from the University of Tennessee, and then was a faculty member at the University of Tennessee at Martin, where he taught Economics and Transportation. Survivors: He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ann (Simone) Hoffman of Bethlehem; daughter, Anne Stachina and husband, Jim, of Bethlehem; sons, Michael and wife, Karen McKenzie, of Jupiter, FL and Peter and wife, Leslie, of St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Kristen and Matthew Stachina, and Alexandria and Samantha Hoffman. He will be missed and lovingly remembered. Services: Arrangements have been entrusted to Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, where a funeral service will be held on Friday, December 28 at 1 p.m. Visitation will take place 1 hour prior to service. Interment will be in Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem. Offer condolences online at www.connellfuneral.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
or the American Red Cross.
Published in Morning Call on Dec. 26, 2012