Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 14, 2014 11:03 am EST


CENTERBURG — Howard W. Hoffman, 79, of Centerburg, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 13, 2014, at his home. He was born in Mansfield on March 3, 1934, to Howard C. Hoffman and Margaret (Wilson) Hoffman.

Howard honorably served his country in the Air Force.

Howard is survived by his wife and best friend, Jane (Gaumer) Hoffman whom he married Dec. 11, 1970. He is also survived by a brother, Tom (Janice) Hoffman of Yonkers, N.Y.; and a sister, Cynthia (Bill) Lingafelter of Boynton Beach, Fla.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents; special aunts, Jeanette Wilson, Bette Wilson and Martha Sponsler; and uncles, Jim Wilson and Jack Wilson. He was also preceded and survived by many canine and feline companions.

In following Howard’s wish, there will not be any services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Centerburg Interchurch Social Services, 40 North Clayton St., Centerburg, OH 43011; or Knox County Humane Society, 400 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark , OH 43055; in Howard’s memory.

Private condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored serve the family of Howard W. Hoffman.

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