George Edwin Hoffman

December 04, 1923 ‒ November 16, 2019

Sarasota, Florida
Formerly of Marion, Ohio

George Edwin Hoffman, age 95, of Sarasota, Florida, and formerly of Marion, Ohio, died Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the Fountains of Hope Assisted Living Center in Sarasota, Florida.

On December 4, 1923, George was born in Brooklyn, NY, Queens County Green Point.  His father, Louis, WWI veteran and police officer, traveled the streets of NY city with his billy club and revolver.  His mother, Catherine, worked diligently for the WWII war effort.  Catherine became President of New York City Ladies American Legion Auxiliary. George attended Miraculous Medal grade school and graduated from High School at Brooklyn Tech.

George was a WWII Veteran, flying radar countermeasures on a B-25.  Also radar chief aboard the JW McAndrew troop transport.

George and Hazel Hoffman married on August 30, 1947.  They shared 65 years of marriage.  She preceded him in death on May 31, 2013.

He was employed as a licensed insurance broker for Tanenbaum and Harber in NY City at the young age of 21.  He was later Commander of Joseph B. Garity Post 56L.

Subsequently, he moved to Ohio and ultimately started Fire Protection and Sprinkler Association Inc and was President of Senior Living Rotary Towers in Marion, Ohio thru Kiwanis Club.

Upon moving to Florida, he enjoyed golf and being a major contributor to the Shriners Hospital for Children as a mason of the 1st order.  He recently accepted his 50 year plaque as a Grotto Member.  He taught catechism of new members for the Shriners Phoenix Lodge.

He is survived by son, George L. (Dorian) Hoffman of Walnut Creek, CA; and daughter, Mary Ann Hoffman of Sarasota, FL.

Including his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Hoffman.

His family will greet friends from 4:30 – 6:30 pm on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Home, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 W. Center St., Marion, where prayer services will be held at 4:30 PM.  Mass of Christian Burial in his honor at 10 am on Wednesday at the St. Mary Church, 251 N. Main St., Marion, with Father Kyle Tennant officiating.  Burial with military honors provided by the Marion County United Veterans Council will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  A memorial service will follow at a later date in Sarasota, FL.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve George’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Mary Ann, I’m so sorry for your loss. I always remember your dad as larger than life and he always seemed to be thinking of the next project or how to improve something! I know that my dad enjoyed working at the fire protection company. Dad always spoke well of George. My dad, Sheldon Bible, died in March.

  • Please accept our sympathy. We enjoyed chatting with George in the Knolls, a personable neighbour. Reading his obituary, we realize that George contributed so much to his community and country. Makes us feel privileged to have known him.

    Judith Hampton and Jack Gellner