John Hoffman, 82, passed away suddenly Saturday, November 25, 2017 in Medina. He was born April 30, 1935 in Martins Ferry, Ohio to the late Francis and Frances (Zonkoski) Hoffman.
John graduated from Bellaire St. John's High School in 1953 and attended West Liberty College and Ohio University. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army at Fort Riley, Kansas and Baumholder, Germany. He was employed as a production planner with Consolidated Aluminum in Hannibal, Ohio, retiring after 33 years of service.
John, known affectionately as "Papa" to his family, was always the life of the party and he always put his family above all else. He enjoyed the extended family's annual beach vacations on Hilton Head Island. John was a wonderful cook and prepared thousands of family dinners over the years.
He was an avid golfer and OSU fan. John took numerous golfing trips to Oglebay Park, which is also where he learned the game at Caddy Camp.
John is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Rose M. (McParland) Hoffman, who was his high school sweetheart; sons, John (Lisa) Hoffman, Jr. and Tom Hoffman; daughters, Ellen (John) Bradley and Karen (Dave) Shultz; grandchildren, Jordan, Nathan and Kelsey Rohe, Jocelyn, Andrew and Daniel Hoffman, Lauren, Martin and Colin Bradley, Jordan, Jillian and Morgan Shultz, Rebekah Ellwitz and his "adoptive grandchild", Brenden Bryant; great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Penelope Hoffman, Gavin and Aubrey Rohe and Liam and Alexis Ellwitz; brother, C. Thomas Hoffman and sister, Patty (Thomas) Campbell.
John was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Hoffman and his sisters, Frances Hoffman and Theresa Jorden.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 A.M., Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Rd., Medina 44256. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Mass at church from 10 to 11 A.M. A private family burial with Military Honors will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Ministry of Assistance of Holy Martyrs Church at the address above.
Online condolences may be left at waitefuneralhome.com