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  1. Barbara & Ken Kerwin

    Wanted to extend sympathy to the Hoffman family. Tiny was my cousin and we have not been in touch for decades. Another cousin, Bob Dishman passed on the obituary to me. Aunt Clara and my Mom were sisters and my sister Joanne and I have fond childhood memories of the whole Hoffman family.
    Again prayers for Tiny and his family.

  2. Angela, Robert Gaby

    We send our heart felt condolences to you all. We are thinking of you and sending you love during this very difficult time.
    It was a privilege and an honor to get to meet and spend some time with Fred, he was a bright, kind soul.
    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Angela, Robert and Gaby

  3. James Brennan

    Fred was one of the most delightful people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I don’t think I ever heard him speak in anger. That alone makes him a better man than I am. He was always full of cheer and humor. Lunch in the faculty dining room was a laugh fest when he was there. Fred and I didn’t cross paths that often after we both retired but whenever I did meet him it was like no time had elapsed since our last meeting. I will miss Fred. The world will be a little duller without him here with us. Rest In Peace my friend.

  4. Jerry and Carolyn Harrell

    Dear Diane,
    We read this beautiful obit with tears in our eyes.
    So once again, later on, we’ll have a visit by phone or e-mail-
    reminiscing about our friendship starting in Comsewogue and
    on through the years. What wonderful memories.
    Love from The Harrells.
    With Love from Carolyn and Jerry

  5. Mike Gaffney

    The Gaffney family sends their heart felt prays to the Hoffman family. I have great memories of the Gaffney & Hoffman clans getting together. Let’s pray they are together once again running track for Andrew Jackson H.S. in heaven.

  6. Stephanie Billings

    The Hoffmanns have been our neighbors and my parent’s best friends since forever – or at least since the day my Mom and Mr. H met while visiting the construction sites that became our homes. The Hoffs have always been like second parents to me and my brother and sisters. I will always remember Mr. H’s good humor, encouragement, cooking, fishing stories, our family trips to Vermont, and his nickname for me. Will miss him forever. Sending all my love, sympathy, and hugs to Mrs. H, Freddy, Matt, Pete, and Chrissy…Steff

  7. Tracey Capri Maletta, class of '79

    I remember Mr Hoffman as a wonderful man, and loving husband and father. His family was so close it was amazing. My condolences to his family, who must miss him terribly. I’m sure he will always be there looking out for you all. Keep the memories alive! ?

  8. Steve Savage

    I had Coach Hoffman in PE at Comsewogue HS from 1972-75, and he served as my track coach for all of my HS years. I became A PE teacher and Track coach myself, partially due to his influence. He will always be remembered fondly by me as a mentor and a wonderful man.
    Stephen Savage, Comsewogue Class of 1975.

  9. Carolyn Guenther King

    Mr. Hoffman was adored by his daughter. So loved by all. Sending heart-felt hugs to your family. Carolyn Guenther King (Chris’s classmate from Gettysburg)

  10. Alice Wagner

    Our thoughts and prayers are lifted during this difficult time. Though we never had the pleasure of having met, we have had the pleasure of friendship with family. We are heartened that he is beloved and at peace. May you find comfort in loving memories.
    Warmest Regards,
    Alice, Nadene and family