James G. Hoffman Sr., 46, of East Main Street, Glen Lyon, died unexpectedly on Saturday at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
He was born on Dec. 21, 1966 in Wilkes-Barre, the son of the late George and Mary Jane (Goldsworthy) Hoffman. He was raised in the Conyngham Valley and was a graduate of the West Hazleton High School, class of 1985. James attained his Paramedic Certificate from Luzerne County Community College in 1994 . He achieved numerous certificates in EMS and firefighting. He was employed as a Paramedic by the Berwick Area Ambulance for the past six years and Trans Med Ambulance. He was the current Fire Chief of Newport Township for the past 3 ½ years and had been a firefighter and EMS, dedicating more then 30 years of service to the communities.
He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.
Most of all he loved spending time with his family. His true passion was to help others in their time of need.
Surviving are his wife of 22 years, the former Roseanne Samulevich, at home; sons James F. Hoffman Jr. and his fiancée, Tiffany Davis, Glen Lyon, and David G. Hoffman, at home.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday with a Blessing Service officiated by the Rev. Louis Kaminski of Holy Spirit Parish, Glen Lyon, at the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to his family at the funeral home.