Harold (Tooter) Cecil Hoffman

Harold (Tooter) Cecil Hoffman, 90, of Woodstock joined his beloved wife Frances, Thursday, April 19, 2012.  The funeral will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Maurertown Brethren Church.  Reverend Richard Craver will officiate.  Burial will follow in Maurertown Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:30-3:00 at the church and friends may also call at the Dellinger Funeral Home Saturday from 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Mr. Hoffman was born October 15, 1921 in Shenandoah County, son of the late Cecil and Golda Ritenour Hoffman.  He graduated from Woodstock High School in 1940 and served in the army during World War II in the South Pacific and Philippines.  He was a foreman and office clerk at Shaffer’s Hatchery in Maurertown for 20 years and retired in 1982 as a bookkeeper and office manager at Shenandoah Valley Homes and was a former Deputy Clerk for Shenandoah County.   He was a lifelong member of Maurertown Brethren Church where he served as trustee, Sunday School Superintendent, treasurer, deacon and had perfect attendance for 40 years until his wife’s illness. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Frances Anne Stultz Hoffman, step-mother-Marguerite Ritenour Hoffman and two sisters, Jean Hoffman and Alese Selma Hoffman Coffman.

He is survived by three half brothers, Tracey Hoffman and his wife Vivian of Woodstock, Jerry Hoffman and his wife Dorothy of Winchester and Donald Hoffman and his wife Patsy of Stephenson; two half sisters, Golda Leigh Wiseman and her husband Otis of Ohio and Betty Mae Smith  of Harrisonburg and her husband Bob (deceased) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mike Wilkins, Steve Copp, Steve Stultz, Jonathan Hodges, Ronald Coffman and Jay Jarrett.

Honorary pallbearers will be William Funkhouser and Guy Wetzel.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like for you to treat yourself to a whopper Jr., or sausage and egg biscuit from Woodstock Burger King in his memory.

Harold always wore a hat, enjoyed fishing on the river, playing baseball in his younger years, picnics in the Fort and sitting on his front porch listening to baseball on the radio.

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2 Condolences to Harold (Tooter) Cecil Hoffman

  1. Robert, Junior, Ritenour says:

    I have not seen Tooter Hoffman for many years. I remember being at Uncle Cecil home place playing with the boy. We always had a great time. I was very sorry to hear that Tooter had passed away. Ruth & I have all of theFamily in our prayers. God Bless you all.

    Ruth & Junior Ritenour

  2. Sandi Cave says:

    I wanted to send my deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Hoffman. I also wanted to share something that was shared with me when my father passed away that brought me great comfort. At Revelation 21:3 & 4 we read that, pain, sorrow, and even death will be done away with. Can you imagine a time when we won’t see these things anymore! What a wonderful thing to look forward to. Also, for those who have passed away, we can find comfort in Act 24:15, where it tells us that there will be a resurrection of these back to life on this earth; just as Jesus did for his friend Lazarus. Such beautiful blessings in store for all mankind. I hope this brings the comfort it did to me. Sincerely, Sandi