Richard G. Hoffman

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 October 2019 at 5:43 pm

Richard HoffmanAmerican flagRichard G. “Dick” Hoffman, 81, of Lakeside and Waterport, died Oct. 25, 2019 unexpectedly, while catching his breath on “The Liar’s Bench.” He was born Dec. 18, 1937 in Syracuse, a son of Gordon and Helen (Camic) Hoffman, and he lived in the this area for most of his life.

Dick served in the National Guard from 1954 to 1960, was a graduate of the Rochester Business Institute, and was a retiree of Eastman Kodak Company. He was a member of Pullman Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, where he served on the Board of Trustees and as Treasurer for over 35 years. Dick was active in his community and, in addition to serving as a Town of Carlton councilman, he also worked as an election inspector for the Orleans County Board of Elections. He was also a former chairman of the Orleans County Fishery Advisory Board and, in his youth, was very active in sports. In recent years, Dick spent much of his time volunteering as a driver for the Orleans County Veterans Van Service.

Mr. Hoffman was predeceased by a son, Scott R. Hoffman; and two sisters, Carol Culmo and Virginia Satterlee.

He is survived by his wife of almost 63 years, Lysbeth “Betsy” Hoffman; a son, David (Ingrid) Hoffman of Middlesex, N.Y.; brothers, Lee (Cheryl) Hoffman of Lillian, Ala., Roy (Debbie) Hoffman of Kenyonville, and Paul (Candi) Hoffman of Crystal River, Fla.; grandsons, Shawn Hoffman and Kevin (Kimberly) Hoffman; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Mon., Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, where Dick’s memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. following visitation.

Private interment in Mount Albion Cemetery will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carlton Fire Department, 1853 Oak Orchard Road, Albion NY 14411; or to Orleans County Veteran Van Service, 13996 Route 31 W., Albion NY 14411.

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