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Edward Hoffman, 99


April 28, 2007


Edward S. Hoffman, 99, a resident of Green Ridge Village, Newville, PA, died Saturday, April 28, 2007. 

He was born June 19, 1907 in Danville PA the son of the late Lillian Crosley and Simon Krebs Hoffman. He graduated from Danville High School.  A graduate of Bucknell University, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. 

Family and friends will remember Ed as happily planning his 100th birthday party, as well as his lively intellect, positive outlook and wonderful sense of humor.

He was a Mason, A Presbyterian, and a Docent for the National Symphony's, Washington, DC, Young People's Concert Program, where he also volunteered with music programs in the public schools.

Ed was a World War II Veteran with service in the Army Medical Administrative Corps.  He rose to the rank of Major, and was assigned to the International Division of the Office of the Surgeon General which supplied medical supplies to the beneficiary nations under the Lend Lease Program.  He held positions in hospital administration and personnel services as a long-time resident of Washington where he also worked for Golden Commissary in Georgetown. 

He is survived by his niece, Ann Carter Lee, and great-niece, Carter Marsh, both of White Stone, VA;  a great-niece, Katherine M. Lewis and her husband Thomas A. Lewis, Jr., a great-great niece and nephew, Abigail V. Lewis and William C. Lewis, all of Richmond, VA.  He is also survived by Mrs. Hoffman's nephews, Richard Clapp and Donald Clapp of The Villages, FL and Gastonia, NC, respectively, and great-niece, Lisa Clapp of Mechanicsburg, PA.  His wife, Eleanor Balliet Clapp Hoffman, predeceased him in 2001, as did his sisters, Margaret H. Carter of Washington, DC, and Katherine Hoffman of Danville, PA.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at 11:30 AM from Odd Fellows Cemetery 1402 Bloom Road  Danville PA with the Reverend Judson S. Bennett Mahoning Presbyterian Church officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be sent to the Mahoning Presbyterian Church, 106 E. Mahoning St., Danville, PA; The National Diabetic Foundation, 100 Wall Street, NY, NY 10005; or The National Federation of the Blind, 1800 Johnson St., Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21230-4998. 


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