Mr. Leonard F. Hoffman, 75, of 49 Windsor Road, passed away Saturday evening, January 1, 2011 at Massena Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since December 28th.
Leonard was born October 6, 1935 in Lowville, the son of the late Valentine S. and Grace Hanno Hoffman. He graduated from Lowville Academy and received his Bachelors Degree from Hobart College in 1957. On July 15, 1957, he entered the US Army, where he served for two years until his honorable discharge. Leonard married Bethany M. Howley on August 14, 1965 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glenfield with the late Father Albert Salmon, officiating, she survives him.
He worked for Marine Midland Bank for many years, where he was a Vice President and Branch Manager. After his retirement, he worked at the Massena Country Club.
Leonard was a communicant of the Church of the Sacred Heart and a life member of the Elks Lodge, where he was a past Exalted Ruler in Carthage. He was also a member of the Lions Club and the Massena Country Club. He was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman.
Leonard is survived by his wife of 45 years, Bethany; two daughters, Julie VanBuren and her husband, Thomas, Jr. of Canton; Jennifer Gottstine and her husband, Donald of Tillson, NY; four grandsons, Harrison, Grant, Cade, and Brody. He is also survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Dianne Hoffman and Lowell and Dolores Hoffman, all of Lowville; a brother-in-law, Rollian Martin of Brantingham and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Russell Hoffman and two sisters, Mary Hoffman in infancy and Virginia Martin.
There will be no calling hours. A mass in Leonard’s memory will be celebrated Thursday 12:00 noon at Church of the Sacred Heart with Rev. Jack L. Downs, celebrating. Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may consider St. Mary’s Catholic School, 2 Powers Street, Canton, NY 13613 or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 State Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676.
Online condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfh.com