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Bert Alvin Hoffman


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Bert Alvin Hoffman

Canyonville, OR - Bert Alvin Hoffman, of Canyonville Oregon, died on Sunday, May 13 2018, he was 93.

Bert was born on August 11, 1924 in Fresno, California. Son of George Delbert and Florence Lillian (Wentworth) Hoffman. He was the youngest child of three. He attended Fresno Adventist Academy and went on to receive a degree in chemistry from Pacific Union College in Angwin, California in 1949 and Doctor of Medicine from Loma Linda University in 1954. He served his country in the Medical Corps with United States Army from 1944 to 1946 stationed in Hawaii and Japan.

Bert was a physician in the Dinuba/Visalia California area for over 40 years. During his time in private medical practice, Bert delivered over 2,000 babies and performed over 2,220 major surgeries. He served on the Corporate Board of Directors for Blue Shield of California, was a Diplomat to the National Board Medical Examiners, an Aviation Medical Examiner and a member of the American Academy of Family Practice. Bert also served in leadership positions as Vice President and President of both the Tulare County Foundation for Medical Care and Tulare County Medical Society and chaired the Tulare County Medical Association political action committee. Bert was a member of the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Bert had a passion for healing, his family, flying, golf, motorcycles and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Bert also enjoyed travel and during his life he had the opportunity to see much of the world including Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, most of Europe, the Middle East, Canada, Mexico, Africa and much of the United States.

Bert is survived by his wife, Lana; daughters: Susan and Shari and her husband Steven; Sons: Gary and his wife Lynn, Stephen and his wife Gabriela; stepson Karl Blair and his wife Jill; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, George; mother, Florence; Son, Brian; Wives: Helen Claudine Hurley and Florence Ruth Wiebe; and his brothers: Merle, Clyde, Delbert & John.

A funeral service will be held at Reedley Cemetery in Reedley Ca. on Friday June 15 at 10am.
Published in Visalia Times-Delta & Tulare Advance-Register from June 11 to June 14, 2018
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