A Mass of Christian Burial for Bernard C. Hoff Jr. of Annapolis, a retired map and chart distributor of the U.S. Oceanographic Office, was offered Saturday, Jan. 19, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Duke of Gloucester Street in Annapolis.
Mr. Hoff, 69, died Jan. 16 of a cerebral hemorrhage at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
Born and raised in Annapolis, he graduated from Annapolis High School in 1938.
He served in the Navy from 1938 to 1946, retiring aschief warrant officer.
During World War II, Mr. Hoff served as a gunnery officer in the South Pacific on the USS Boise.
After the war, he worked for the federal government until his retirement in 1972.
Mr. Hoff was a member of St. Mary's Church. His other interests included fishing.