John G. Hoffman Jr. Shore truck driver

December 27, 1990

Services for John George Hoffman Jr., a retired truck driver from the Eastern Shore, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Henry W. Jenkins and Sons funeral establishment, 4905 York Road.

Mr. Hoffman, who was 69, died of complications from pneumonia on Christmas Day at his Eastern Shore home.

A resident of Marion, in Somerset County, Mr. Hoffman drove 18-wheelers for Weber and Republic Van Lines in Baltimore for many years. He retired from Republic in 1970 but later worked for the Arundel Construction Co. until he stopped working because of a medical disability in 1980.

Born and reared in Baltimore, Mr. Hoffman entered the Navy at 17 and was assigned to submarines during World War II. He was discharged as a chief radio man in 1946. For his service he was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Submarine Combat Pin.

He liked gardening and grew everything -- from fruit trees to vegetables -- on his four-acre property and kept the neighborhood well supplied, his wife said yesterday.

His first marriage to Elizabeth Nichols ended in divorce. In 1982, he married Patricia Ann Kelly of Essex.

Other survivors include six sons, John George Hoffman III of Hydes, Gregory Donald Hoffman of Glenmore, Pa., Quinton Leroy Hoffman of Lake George, N.Y., Michael Gordon Hoffman of Helena, Mont., Lawrence Neal Weaver of Bolton Landing, N.Y., and Michael Anthony Hoffman of Deal Island; a daughter, Bonnie Lee Mack of Marion; a brother, Clarence Hoffman of Baltimore; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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