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Fred R. "Pete" Hoffmann
October 19, 2023
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Fred R. “Pete” Hoffmann, age 93 of Valencia formerly of Shaler Township, passed on October 19, 2023 at home.
Pete was the loving husband of Carol Ann Hoffmann for 66 years.
He was the ever present father of Fred R. Hoffmann Jr. (Lori) and Susan C. Anderson (Bob).
He was the supportive grandfather of Fred R. Hoffmann III, Dan Hoffmann (Abigail), Lauren Miloser (Brennan) and Jennifer Anderson.
He was also the great grandfather of Aiden, Taylor, Riley, Rhys, Nolan and Lucas, more lovingly known as "GG Pap."
Pete was the son of the late John and Regina "Jean" (Farbacher) Hoffmann and the brother of Ralph Hoffmann (Marleen), Joseph Hoffmann (Patricia) and the late Alta Zimmerman, Lawrence “Bud” Hoffmann, Richard Hoffmann and Mary Koraido.
Pete was the Uncle to many nieces and nephews, and will be missed by his faithful, four legged companion Charlie.
Pete's love for books was no secret, nor was his love for the writings of Zane Grey. Pete was an active member of the Zane Grey West Society; traveling across the U.S to attend many conventions. One could say Zane Grey and author of Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs, were some of Pete's inspirations to write and publish his own book, "Ebony Warriors: A Tale of Old Africa." Publishing a book was one of Pete's dreams and ultimately, one of his greatest accomplishments. Pete was also very proud to have served his country during the Korean War as a Marine. Semper Fi!
When Pete was not reading or writing, or taking his afternoon nap, he enjoyed spending time at camp, hunting with family, working in his yard and tending to his father's rose bush. He loved spending time with family and reminiscing. His children, grandchildren and great - grandchildren were always his focus.
Everyone that knows Pete would never dispute his love for food, but ultimately, he loved sweets the most! Pete was a simple man in his likes, and when it came to his birthday, a WHITE cake made by his wife Carol was ALWAYs his request, naturally with a cup of coffee to wash it down. Pie was also one of his favorites. It was not uncommon for Pete to have large slices of pumpkin and apple pie on Thanksgiving. We all love Gramma Carol's apple pie with extra cinnamon, and Pap never missed a beat to sneak in, "I peeled those apples!"
Per Pete's wishes there will be No Visitation, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday October 23 at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Middle Rd. Everyone Please Meet At Church.
If lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to a charity of ones choice in Pete's Name.