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John J. Hoffman

March 15, 1939 ~ September 11, 2019 (age 80)


AUSTINTOWN - John J. Hoffman, 80, passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 11, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital after suffering a heart attack at his home.

John was born March 15, 1939, in Youngstown, a son of the late Stephen and Anna Pavlik Hoffman, and was a lifelong area resident.

He was a graduate of Chaney High School and proudly served in the United States Army. John later worked for General Motors at the Lordstown Plant for 30 years, retiring in 1999.

He was of the Catholic faith and attended Our Lady of Sorrows, Holy Name of Jesus Church.

Mr. Hoffman was active in Junior Baseball and was a manager/coach with girls’ softball teams in the Mill Creek Junior Baseball League. He also belonged to the Catholic War Veterans John J. Buckley Post on Steel Street in Youngstown.

He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Marlene Pavlik Hoffman; two children, Michael (Kim) Hoffman of Salem and Michelle (Brian) Kerr of Canfield; three grandchildren, Sarah, Olivia, and Sean Hoffman; and a brother, Thomas (Patti) Hoffman of Youngstown.

A brother, Stephen Hoffman, preceded John in death.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home, and will continue with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. at St. Christine Church on South Schenley Avenue in Youngstown.

Committal services with military honors will follow the church service, and will be at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

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Calling Hours
September 15, 2019

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Kinnick Funeral Home, Youngstown
477 North Meridian Road
Youngstown, OH 44509

Mass of Christian Burial
September 16, 2019

11:30 AM
St. Christine Church
3165 S. Schenley Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44511


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