Sunday, February 07, 2016

Obituary: Thomas J Hoffman - Class of 1965

MADISON - Thomas J. Hoffman, age 68, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, while on vacation in Orlando, Fla., from complications of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Tom was born on Aug. 26, 1947, in Madison, Wis., the son of Rupert and Lillian (Warzeka) Hoffman. He graduated from Central High School, class of 1965. Tom worked at Engineering Industries in Verona, Wis., for almost 40 years. He loved going to the movies, finding out about his ancestry, and going on vacation, especially Disney Cruises. Tom spent most of his free time adoring his great-great-nephews, Dontay and Jordan (whom resided with him). Survivors include his sister, Diane Imhoff and brother, Jeff (Diane) Hoffman; nieces and nephews, Doug, Pam (Randi), Vicky (William), and Shawna (Eric); great-nieces and nephews, Ryan, Brandon, Jessica, Alicia (Spencer), Brittany, Justin, Briana, Sandra, Kyle, Maguire, Beckett, and Declan; great-great-niece and nephews, Dontay, Dionna, Jordan, Laila, Rylee, and Sam; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rupert and Lillian; sister, Sandra; and niece, Kristi. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2450 Atwood Ave., Madison, on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at 11 a.m. with Father Michael Radowicz officiating. A visitation will be held at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave. in Madison, on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Another visitation will take place at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be held at Highland Memory Gardens.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on February 7, 2016. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

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