Barbara C. Hoffman

Barbara C. Hoffman, 90, of 143 Siecker Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Pinecrest Manor, after a brief illness. 

She was born June 17, 1928, in Renovo, PA, daughter of the late George and Agatha Bochkay Gahn.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools.

On November 8, 1948, in the St. Mary’s Church, Barb married Jerome A. Hoffman, who preceded her in death on November 24, 2007. 

Barb is survived by two daughters, Theresa Eberl and Deborah (Mark) Elmquist, both of St. Marys; three sons, Bernard (Margaret “Peggy”) Hoffman, Jerome (Bev) Hoffman, and Kenneth (Elizabeth) Hoffman, all of St. Marys.  She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, Michelle Eberl, Tracey Eberl; Dr. Melissa Hillwig, Samantha Schwabenbauer; Angela Hoffman, Adam Hoffman, Christopher Hoffman, Katie Sobieski, Karen Carr, Tricia Coppella, Anna Schreckengost, Kevin Hoffman, Benji Hoffman and Timothy J Hoffman; Steven Hoffman, Jonathon Hoffman, Becky Ryan, and Jeffrey Hoffman; 16 great grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren; one sister, Kate Johnson of Florida; and by many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband and parents, Barb was preceded in death by one grandson, Timothy R. Hoffman, in infancy; a sister, Marion Gahn; two brothers, George Gahn and Fred Gahn; and by a son-in-law, Mike Eberl.

Barb was a member of the St. Mary’s Church and the Rosary Altar Society.  She enjoyed playing cards, gambling, and her grandchildren, reading books, and in her younger years, she knitted sweaters and made many beautiful quilts.  She loved to bake and would make all her children their own little pies for a surprise.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society, Elk County, 108R North Second Street, Clearfield, PA  16830, or to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Diane Scutella February 6, 2019 at 8:07 pm

Theresa & Family,
Deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother.
God bless you all.
Diane Scutella

Donna May February 7, 2019 at 9:11 am

I am sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for your family.

Roger and Seiko Grunthaner February 7, 2019 at 3:08 pm

Our sympathy to you Deb and Mark and the rest of the family for your loss.

Vicky Braun Weinzierl February 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

Sincere condolences to your family on the passing of a great lady. Hold on to the memories; they will carry you through!

Marcia McBryde March 24, 2019 at 9:13 am

Aunt Barb will always be remembered lovingly. When I was little I used to spend weekends at her home with my cousins and she had the most wonderful laugh and the patience of a saint. They loved to tease me about being a city girl! She also made beautiful dresses for me when I was young and sweaters. She will never be forgotten. Rest in peace with the angels Aunt Barb.

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