Andrew David Hoffman

June 26, 1936 ‒ December 07, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: It is with sadness and profound regret that we announce the passing of Andy Hoffman—beloved husband and father and friend—on December 7, 2017.

He was born on June 26, 1936 in Baltic, Ohio to Albert and Iva (Burkey) Hoffman.  Left to mourn are his wife of 59 years, Jeannette, his daughter and son-in-law Audrey and Rob Soulé of San Francisco, California, sister-in-law Karen Carney of Columbus, Ohio, golf partner, Jim and fishing buddies Lew, Denny and Joe.

He graduated from Baltic High School in 1954 and then received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1959.

While at the university he was in Army ROTC.  He then served with the Cleveland Ordnance District and was later sent to Boussac, France during the Berlin Build-Up.

His working life consisted of a variety of jobs in his early career—Republic Steel, General Electric, Dupont of Canada, North Electric and two years as a high school math, chemistry and physics teacher at Garaway High School in Sugarcreek, Ohio.

He then began teaching math in the engineering department when the Mansfield School of Technology (now NCTC) opened, and retired after twenty five years there.

Andy was not given to small talk but his faith, love of the environment, and an abiding confidence in the basic goodness of humanity ran as deep as the currents in the lakes of clear water in which he loved to fish.

We are really going to miss him!

His family will receive friends Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a memorial service celebrating Andy’s life will begin at 5 p.m. officiated by Rev. Bruce E. Haapalainen.

Contributions in his memory to OhioHealth Hospice or First Congregational Church may be made at his services.

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  • So very sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man. I will always have fond memories
    of the fish fry’s at your place. May God watch over you during this trying time.

  • I worked with Andy at NCTC. He was truly a wonderful man who will be missed by many students and his colleagues. Special condolences to Jeannette and Audrey.

  • Andy was just the best person. I haven’t seen him in 30 years but I was just thinking about him recently. I often reflected back on him when I had doubts that there were any decent people in the world. I am sorry for your loss but I am sure God is glad to welcome him back. Major respect Andy! A life well lived!

  • I feel so fortunate to have spent time with you, Audra and Andy several long days ago. You are all in my thoughts. Peace and love to you both George

  • I was blessed to have had Mr. Hoffman as a teacher at NCTC. I hated math in high school and when showing my schedule to NCTC friends who knew that fact, I was told to get my math class changed to anyone but Hoffman! He was tough and picky! Well, thank the Good Lord I did not listen to them! Hoffman was tough and picky but also patient and willing to listen to my frustrations. Because of that, we were able to knock away the mental block I had with math in high school. This C math student in high school ended his class with a 98%! That confidence gained through his class has helped me with many other challenges in life!

    My thoughts and prayers will be with the family!

  • One of my favorite teachers. A very good man that will surely be missed. My condolences to his family.