Richard L. Hoffman

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Richard L. Hoffman

May 18, 1937 - March 11, 2019

Richard L. Hoffman Richard L. Hoffman, 81, of Mazeppa, died March 11, 2019, at Rosewood Rehabilitation Center in Schuylkill Haven.
He was born May 18, 1936, in Sipesville, a son of the late Park L. and Hazel L. Hoffman. He was married for 62 years to the former Nancy Kling who survives.

Dick grew up in West Milton playing on the West Milton/Newky Little League baseball team and was in the first Little League world series. He was a 1954 graduate of Milton High School. After two years at Bloomsburg University, Dick was accepted into the Naval Air Cadet program and trained in Pensacola, Fla. and Beeville, Texas. He received his wings and was commissioned into the Marine Corps. He was assigned to the 2nd Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, N.C. Dick had two Mediterranean carrier cruises. He was proud of the fact that all the pilots of his Squadron VMA 225 completed their 100th carrier landing on the same day. Dick was assigned to the first nuclear aircraft carrier, the Enterprise, during the Cuban Crisis. After achieving his Top Gun designation and a tour in Japan, he was a flight instructor at Kingsville, Texas. Dick completed his career with 30 years flying for American Airlines.

Dick enjoyed his retirement with his family, mowing the yard and fishing on Bob's Lake at his cabin in Ontario. He was active in many organizations, Trinity Lutheran Church, Meals On Wheels, Milton Class of 1954 Reunion Committee, the American Legion Post 71, RATS racquetball, and Mazeppa Tech Reunion Committee.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children and their spouses, son, Jeffrey and Robin Hoffman and their children, Megan and Andy Coppock and Bethany and Zach Sierra, and their children, Cosy and Teddy; son, David and Mitzi Hoffman and their children, Dustin and Laurie Hoffman, and their daughter, Quinn, and Beau and Brette Hoffman; and daughter, Jocelyn and Mark Cogen and their children, Alyssa Cogen and her partner, Satchel Kaplan-Allen and Rebecca Cogen; and many nieces, nephews and good friends.

Dick was preceded in death by three brothers, William, James and Larry.

Friends and relatives will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, and from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, followed by the funeral at 1, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 100 Mahoning St., Milton, with the Rev. Mark Galbraith officiating.
Burial with military honors will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, Lewisburg.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Abiding Memorial Fund at Trinity Lutheran Church, 100 Mahoning St., Milton, PA 17847.

Arrangements are under the care of the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St., Milton.

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4 posts

Mike Cormell
Mar 14, 2019
Nancy and family, so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. It was always a pleasure to be in his company
Will always remember the wonderful picnics at the farm. Thanks for the memories..
Belinda Diefenbach
Mar 14, 2019
My sincere condolences to you and your family.
Joe Frey
Mar 14, 2019
My sympathy to you and your family ;
Carroll & Alicia Redfern
Mar 13, 2019
Carroll considered Dick one of his closest friends, really more like a brother that he never had - on and off of the racquetball court! Extending our sincere condolences to Nancy and the family . . . Hoffman will truly be missed. May, at last, he rest in peace!