Norman R. Hoffman, 83, of 454 Whitmiller Rd., Wyalusing, (Spring Hill), PA passed away Sunday evening, March 25, 2012 at his home after an illness. Born in Califon, NJ on Aug. 19, 1928, he was the son of the late Russell D. and Sarah M. Alphaugh Hoffman.
Norm grew up working on his father’s dairy farm, the Hoffman Holm Farm, in Tewksbury Township, NJ. He graduated from High Bridge High School in High Bridge, NJ. While in New Jersey, he was a member of the Tewksbury Township Board of Education in the 1950’s, he was a member of the Tewksbury Twp. Committee for many years, and Mayor of Tewksbury Twp. for one term. He was also a member of the Hunterdon County Unit of National Farmers Organization and a member of NJ Farm Bureau. During the 1960’s, he sold insurance for Farm Family.
He moved to Spring Hill in 1969 and met his wife, Marilyn M. Finnerty in 1970. He owned and operated the Spring Hill Dairy Farm until the late 1980’s and was very active in the Spring Hill community. Norm was a member of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church. He was an avid baseball player in his younger years and played softball later in leagues in Monroeton, Silvara, Montrose and Wyalusing. He was an avid fan of the New York Giants and the New York Yankees. He bowled for Latini’s Farm bowling team at Wyalusing’s Mountainside Lanes. He also loved hunting. Most important, he was the best dad ever.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, George G. Kinne of Towanda; his daughters, Debra Ann Spencer of Forksville, Laurie Ann Olmstead and her husband, Dan of Wyalusing, Penny Diane Golden of Sonestown, Tammy L. Welch of Spring Hill, Lisa Sarah Vaskas and her husband, Chris of Spring Hill, Heidi Ellen Chamberlin and her husband, Kevin of Spring Hill, and Marilyn (Sis) Grover and her husband, Jake of Spring Hill; his brother, Terrence (Terry) W. Hoffman and his wife, Rose of Woodbury, PA. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and special caregivers: Nicole Kessler, Teresa Rogers, Michele Krisman and Jody Hallock.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 28 at 1 p.m. at the Spring Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Penney Rahm of the church officiating. Interment was at the Spring Hill Cemetery following the service. Friends and family called at Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville, on Tuesday, March 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Spring Hill United Methodist Church, PO Box 155, Wyalusing, PA 18853.