Charles D. Hoffer, 85, Korea vet, worked at Snavely & Dosch, father of two

By on May 25, 2016

Charles D. “Don” Hoffer, 85, of East Petersburg, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the Lebanon VA Medical Center.

Born in Manheim, he was the son of the late Robert M. and Annie B. Sheaffer Hoffer. He was the loving husband of Geraldine M. “Gerry” Hoffer, and they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday.

Retired in 1996, Don worked for Snavely & Dosch, Lancaster. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Don was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Petersburg; Manheim VFW Post No. 5956; and the Lancaster County Fireman’s Association.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a son: James Hoffer, companion of Beth Mullen, of Manheim; a daughter: Carol, wife of David Wilson, of New Cumberland; three grandchildren; Seth Wilson, Courtney and Nathan Hoffer.

He was preceded in death by a sister: Marian Y, Thacker; and four brothers: Wilbur E., Clarence F., Robert R. and William F. Hoffer.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1905 Broad St., East Petersburg, on Thursday, May 26, at 11 a.m. There will be a public viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow in East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Don’s memory to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1905 Broad St., East Petersburg, PA 17520.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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