Andrew David Hoffman
June 26, 1936 ‒ December 07, 2017
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.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Andy’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory at SnyderFuneralHomes.com.
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