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Donald C. Hoffer


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Donald C. Hoffer Obituary
Retired Army Lt. Col. Donald C. Hoffer, 87, of Stahlstown, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at Walnut Ridge Memory Care, Greensburg. He was born May 25, 1931, in Stahlstown, a son of the late William Glenn and Flora (Schultz) Hoffer. Donald was a veteran of the Army, having served during the Korean War. He enlisted in 110th Inf, 28th Div. Pennsylvania National Guard in 1949 and was sent to Germany as occupation forces during the Korean War. He completed OCS and commanded several National Guard units of the 28th and 42nd divisions and entered the Army Reserve 99th ARCOM, where he retired. Donald was a member of Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church, life member and past commander of the VFW, life member and past commander of the Ligonier American Legion, member of the American Legion Honor Guard, past president of the Chestnut Ridge Lions Club, Retired Army Officer's Association and a member of Ligonier Lodge 331 F and AM. Prior to retirement, he owned and operated Hoffer's Sunoco Station in Stahlstown for many years. After closing the gas station, he worked for the Pennsylvania State Park System because he loved being in the outdoors. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Garnet (Monticue) Hoffer; brothers, Glenn and William; a sister, Ruby; and a son-in-law, John Suscovich. He is survived by his three daughters, Debora (Brian) Shirey, of Pittsburgh, Barbara (James) Kunkle, of Stahlstown, and Donna Suscovich, of Stahlstown; five grandchildren, Bryce (Deena) Shirey, Glenn (Elizabeth) Shirey, Jamie (Scott) Aughenbaugh, Erik (Kristy) Kunkle and Abrey (Joseph) Mylant; eight great-grandchildren, Flora, Eloise, Lula, Erza and Ari Shirey, James Aughenbaugh, Bayleigh Kunkle and Anthony Mylant; and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 402 E. Church St., Ligonier. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church with Pastor Steve Hospodar officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The Ligonier Valley Veterans Honor Guard will conduct services at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Walnut Ridge Memory Care or a .
Published in Greensburg Tribune Review from Sept. 12 to Sept. 13, 2018
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