Clare A. Hoffman

Clare A. Hoffman, 56, of 189 Hoffman Road, St. Mary, passed away December 17, 2019, at Penn Highlands Elk, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

She was born August 10, 1963, in St. Marys, daughter of Karen Gerg Roberts, who survives of St. Marys, and the late Paul Roberts.

Clare was a longtime resident of St. Marys and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1981.  She was formerly employed by Dr. Luis Lu and Gerg Tool and Die, among others.

On August 20, 1988, in the St. Mary’s Church, Clare married Jude Hoffman, who survives.  She is also survived by her two beloved children, Patrick and Julie Hoffman.

In addition, she is survived by her two brothers, Michael Roberts of Treasure Lake and Chris Roberts and his wife Sharon of Westerville, OH; two sisters, Kelly Goodling and her husband William and Paula “PJ” Lundgren, all of Mechanicsburg, PA; and by her sister-in-law and friend, Virginia “Ginny” Roberts of St. Marys.

Clare was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Marian Roberts; and her maternal grandparents, Harry and Annette Gerg.

Clare possessed a beautiful spirit echoed by her devotion toward her husband and two children.  In her early years, she was a fierce competitor, coaching and playing volleyball and teaching aerobics.  She also enjoyed gardening, interior design, and coffee with the “gym girls”.  In addition, Clare volunteered often at the area’s Catholic schools where her children attended.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 10:30 AM, with the Rev. Jude Brady, OSB, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.  A gathering for family and friends will be held at the Red Fern after the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elk County Catholic School System, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA  15857.

James Welz and Colleen December 18, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Jude and family,

So sorry to hear about Clare. Bless all of you and know that we are thinking of you. From the Welz family

Shawn and Lisa Lyons December 18, 2019 at 6:50 pm

We are so sorry Jude, Patrick and Julie for your loss. Our deepest sympathies.

Mark, Julie, Lucy, and Holly December 18, 2019 at 8:44 pm

Jude, Patrick, and Julie,

We are so very sorry about the loss of Clare. We will keep all of you in our prayers at this most difficult time.

Mark, Julie, Lucy and Holly

Mary Jo December 19, 2019 at 1:47 am

Very sorry for your loss.

Steve Denise and Thad Johnson December 19, 2019 at 7:46 am

Dear Jude, Patrick, and Julie,
Words cannot express how sad we were to hear of Clare’s passing.
Clare was an amazing person and we are grateful that we were able to spend many swim seasons with her. Her friendship was a gift.

Pam & Joe Lanzel December 19, 2019 at 12:23 pm

We are so sorry and sad for your loss! Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. With deepest sympathy.
Pam & Joe

Mary Erich Winek December 19, 2019 at 3:25 pm

Jude and family,
So sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy and prayers during this very difficult time.

Mary Winek

Joe, Courtney, Natalie, and Vinnie Lenze December 19, 2019 at 4:48 pm

Jude and Family,
Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
The Lenzes

Mike @ Copper December 20, 2019 at 8:35 am

Jude, Patrick, & Julie, so very sorry of your loss.

Mike, Copper, Pat, Dave, & Chooch

Joe Celin December 20, 2019 at 10:17 am

Jude and Family:
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
With Sympathy,
Joe and Vickie Celin

Dick and Leah Dallasen December 20, 2019 at 5:38 pm

So sorry for your loss!
The Dallasens

Larry and K8 Nekuza December 20, 2019 at 10:43 pm

Dear Jude, Patrick and Julie,
Such hard on the heart news. Clare was a strong warrior in her long hard struggle to stay with her family. She loved you all so much. Hugs and sincerest condolences from Larry and K8 Nekuza Bradenton, Florida

Christopher Buchheit December 21, 2019 at 11:41 pm

Jude, I am so incredibly sorry to hear of Claire’s passing. It breaks my heart to hear this. I am sending my love. I pray that you and your children are surrounded by Angel’s and the presence of God.

Mark Jeter December 23, 2019 at 9:30 am

Jude, Patrick and Julie,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you through these times and the weeks to come.
Mark, Barbie

Debbie Jacob January 2, 2020 at 6:45 pm

Jude and Family,
I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Clare. My sincere sympathy! May memories help ease the sorrow you are feeling.

God Bless You!

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