Jeffrey R. Hoffer, 60, Warwick grad, worked at Woodstream, sports enthusiast, music lover

By on May 4, 2016

Jeffrey R. Hoffer, 60, of Millersville, took his final adventure to his home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, April 25, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Jody (Brecht) Hoffer whom he celebrated 25 years of marriage on March 25, 2016.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Patricia (Ludwig) Hoffer. Jeff attended LCBC Manheim Campus. Jeff was employed at Woodstream Corp. in Lititz, PA as a director of Planning Execution and Purchasing. Working for Woodstream, Jeff had the opportunity to travel to China for business. Jeff was very passionate about his work. He felt blessed to have worked with great companies, mentors and serve great people throughout his tenure. Jeff was a 1973 graduate of Warwick High School and attended East Stroudsburg University. Jeff was a member of the wrestling and cross country team in high school and was a class officer. Jeff was a sports enthusiast enjoying football, basketball and baseball. What Jeff truly loved the most was watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports or being involved in the performing arts. One of Jeff’s favorite accomplishments was finishing the New York Marathon in 1989 at 3:24:18. Jeff was always up for some backyard wiffle ball or volleyball at family gatherings.

Jeff loved reading, writing, hiking, traveling, and camping. He especially loved the yearly jaunt to Knoebel’s with family and friends for a weekend of camping, rides, grilled pizza, rock pancake fest and fun. This past year the gang celebrated 10 years of memorable trips to Knoebel’s. Jeff loved all genres of music. He was a devoted fan of the Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and the Allman Brothers. Daughter Jennifer’s middle name is Allman. He also enjoyed the music of this generation. Jeff composed a yearly Christmas CD that was very much anticipated by family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. This CD from Jeff was a gift of his love for music but most importantly the celebration of the spirit of the Christmas season. He shared his love of music with everyone.

Jeff’s favorite pastime was spending time and hosting family and friends in Delaware. He loved golfing, riding bicycle and walking on the Delaware beaches. He enjoyed trying new restaurants and liked people watching on the boardwalk.

In addition to his wife Jody he is survived by a daughter Jennifer A., wife of Joseph Zoccolo, of Lititz; two sons Donovan M. Hoffer and Jonah A. Hoffer, both of Millersville; three grandchildren Zachary, Dylan, and Breanne Zoccolo; three brothers David R. Hoffer, married to Karen, of Lititz, James P. Hoffer of Bronxville, NY, and Thomas R. Rice, married to Yvonne, of Lititz; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Also surviving is Jeff’s step-father Wayne F. Rice of Lititz. He was preceded in death by his step-mother Doris Rice.

Jeff shared a special lifelong friendship with Jeff Keller of Lititz. He enjoyed their weekly Sunday chats and back and forth banter. They enjoyed golfing and hiking together, many hours of March Madness, the Kentucky Derby, and watching the Masters. Jeff also enjoyed Fantasy baseball with his family and grandchildren.

A Celebration of Jeff’s Life will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 12:30 p.m., from the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. A visitation with family will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Jeff’s memory may be made to go fundme.com/jeffhofferfund and or Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 3555 Lancaster, PA 17604.

Remember Jeff for his caring and loving nature. Jeff, you will never be forgotten. In our hearts you will forever remain. Always look over us and shine on us from Heaven. Sleep softly and sweet dreams, my love.

Share online condolences at SnyderFuneralHome.com. Arrangements by Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz.

 

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