Werner Hofmann

Obituary of Werner A. Hofmann

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Werner A. Hofmann 1929-2020 Tucson, Arizona (formerly of Monroe, New York) On July 27th, Werner Hofmann passed away peacefully at home. Hoff, as he was known, was the only child of Alois and Lilly Hofmann, German immigrants who met and married in the United States. Hoff graduated from Northport High School on Long Island, New York. Shortly thereafter, he enlisted in the Army as a Private and retired 22 years later as a Lieutenant Colonel. During his military career, he graduated from the Army's prestigious Command and General Staff College and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In addition to several assignments in the United States, he served in Germany, twice in Korea (once in wartime) and Thailand. After retiring from the Army, Hoff worked for the Federal Government for 24 years. Hoff loved spending time at his cabin in upstate New York, tailgating at Army football games, traveling, woodworking, reading, golfing, country music, and being his grandsons' number one sports fan! They will deeply miss their grandfather's presence in their lives and his endless support. Hoff is predeceased by Terry Hofmann, his loving wife of 50 years and his parents. He is survived by his three children: Patty McHale and her husband, Michael, of Monroe, NY, and their three sons: Ryan, Matthew, and Christopher McHale; Susan Williams and her partner, Christopher Winters, of Tucson, AZ; Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) William Hofmann and his wife, Mary Ann, of Stow, MA, and their three children: Rebecca Oeleschegel and her husband, Zach, Major William Hofmann, Jr., and his wife, Danielle, and Jennifer Hofmann. Hoff is also survived by six great-grandchildren: Annabelle, Rafael, and Luke Oeleschegel, Matthew, Madelynn, and Katelynn Hofmann. Hoff and his family especially thank Lali, his caregiver, who was like family, for her compassionate and excellent care over the past 10 years. Hoff enjoyed the many visits and phone calls from family and friends over the years as well. Hoff was a Meals on Wheels volunteer, member of the Regiment of Old Campaigners at West Point, member of the Mayfield Servicemen's Club, and Veterans of Foreign Wars life member. Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm -3:30 pm and from 5:30 pm -7:00 pm on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe, NY 10950. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. August 14, 2020 at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe, NY. Interment will follow at St. Anastasia Cemetery, 21 N. Main Street, Harriman, NY. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be limited occupancy and we ask you to please adhere to the state regulations regarding face masks and distancing. Hoff was a firm believer in the organ donation program and the poem "To Remember Me", by Robert N. Test, best expressed his feelings: …Give my sight to a man who has never seen a sunrise, a baby's face, or love in the eyes of a woman. Give my heart to a person whose own heart has caused nothing but endless days of pain. Give my blood to the teenager who has been pulled from the wreckage of his car, so that he might live to see his grandchildren play. Give my kidneys to one who depends on a machine to exist from week to week. Take my bones, every muscle, every fiber and nerve in my body and find a way to make a crippled child walk. If you must bury something, let it be my faults and weaknesses…Give my soul to God. If by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever. God Bless the USA
Thursday
13
August

Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Homes
117 Maple Avenue
Monroe, New York, United States
Thursday
13
August

Visitation

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Homes
117 Maple Avenue
Monroe, New York, United States
Friday
14
August

Mass

11:00 am
Friday, August 14, 2020
Sacred Heart Church
26 Still Road
Monroe, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

St. Anastasia Cemetery
21 N. Main Street
Harriman, New York, United States
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