Leander Anthony “Lee” Hoffman

Leander Anthony “Lee” Hoffman, 89, of 107 Beech Rd., St. Marys, PA, passed away September 7, 2012, at home after a brief illness.  He was born January 18, 1923, in Saint Marys, son of the late Anthony C. and Marie Sporner Hoffman.  Lee was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Parochial School.

He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He was in the 6th Quartermaster, which was attached to Patton’s Third Armored Division, and served from 1943-1946 in the U.S., England, France and Germany.  He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory
Medal and French Croix De Guerre Avec Palme.

He was co-owner, along with his wife, of Hoffman’s Boulevard Service Station for over 20 years and was a former employee of Speer Carbon Company and Keystone Carbon Company.  Lee was an avid golfer and had three “holes in one” to his name. He was a longtime member of the St. Marys Country Club and participated in many tournaments and the Thursday Night League, with a number of trophies and championships over the years.

On June 26, 1948, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Betty Jane Hoffman who passed away on June 11, 2011, just weeks shy of their 63rd wedding anniversary.

Lee is survived by a daughter, Lori H. Schreiber (Daniel) of Saint Marys; two sons, Joseph A. (Joe) Hoffman (Annabel) of Dallas, Texas, and Jude L. Hoffman (Clare) of Saint Marys; and four grandchildren, Meredith Hoffman, Natalie Hoffman, Patrick Hoffman and Julie Hoffman.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Paul R. Hoffman, Arthur J. Hoffman, Jerome Hoffman, Alvin L. Hoffman and a sister, Agnes Hoffman.  He was the last member of his immediate family.

Lee was a lifelong member of Queen of the World Church, a member of the Catholic Men’s Fraternal League (CMF), the Protective Fraternal League (PFL), the American Legion and St. Joseph’s Society.

Lee was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many and will be deeply missed.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 12:00 PM with the Rev. Michael Ferrick, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, September 10, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, Saint Marys, PA 15857, Elk County Catholic High School Athletic Association, 600 Maurus Street, Saint Marys, PA 15857 or Community Nurses Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857.

The Eddy Family September 9, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Lori, Dan and Family,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Our deepest sympathies,
Ric, Paula and Monica

Patrick Giordano September 10, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Joe, Annabel and Family,
My prayers and thoughts are with you all…


Pat and Ann Gahr September 10, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Joe and Jude and Families,
My deepest sympathies in the loss of you father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Three holes in one, it looks like your dad was the best athlete in the family.

Pat and Ann Gahr

Edna "Sis" Wright, Art Watson September 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Joe, Lori and Jude,
May God bless you and your families at this time.
Our faith is that your father is indeed in the Lord’s
Kingdom reunited with your sweet mother Betty.

Sis & Art

Nancy and Ken Dierolf September 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Nance, Ken and Keara

Phil, Sharon & Nate...& Flossie September 10, 2012 at 9:34 pm

So, so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Phil, Sharon & Nate and Flossie.

Dave Grieggs September 11, 2012 at 5:49 am

My sympathies.

Dan Bauer September 11, 2012 at 10:36 am

Joe, Jude & Lori,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your father was a wonderful man. May God bless you and help you in this time of grieving.


Toby, Denise, & Kiley Pesce September 11, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Jude, Clare, Patrick, & Julie,
Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Our deepest sympathies, Toby, Denise, & Kiley

Tim Hill September 11, 2012 at 6:00 pm


Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Tim Hill

Jim & Laura DeLullo & Family September 14, 2012 at 9:11 am

With sympathy to all of you on your loss. We (including my dad-Artie Meyer) will miss seeing him at Monica’s on Sunday mornings. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Reverend Vincent E. Gaddis October 10, 2012 at 11:47 pm

In reading Mr. Hoffman’s passions which include an unwavering commitment to family, faith, service and community, I am blessed to be impacted by his legacy via his son, Joe (and wife Annabel and their girls) as they have volunteered in numerous capacities to serve children for more than 14 years in our urban ministry. May God bless the perpetual legacy of Mr. Leander Anthony “Lee” Hoffman.
Earnestly, Reverend Vincent E. Gaddis – Executive Director – Youth Believing in Change. Dallas, TX

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