Obituary of Frank Paul Hoffman Sr.
Frank Paul Hoffman, Sr., 98, peacefully slipped away with family at his bedside on May 9, 2019, in his San Diego home of over 64 years. The seventh of ten children, he was born on May 25, 1920 to Nicholas and Hattie Hoffman of Springfield, Illinois. After serving a four-year-term with the Marine Corps during WWII, he established his home in San Diego for the next 73 years. He enjoyed a 34-year career with SDG&E and has been retired since l980.
Frank, along with his wife, Julie, raised their four children in a loving, committed Christian home steeped in holiday traditions. It was the gathering place for his children and grandchildren each Christmas and Easter morning. During the early years of their retirement, he and his wife travelled extensively. He loved being a grandfather and equally loved taking the family on outings and trips.
Throughout his life, Frank was an avid sports enthusiast, both as a participant and spectator. He was an original Chargers season tickets holder, maintaining ownership throughout their entire 56-season-stay in San Diego. He was honored on the Qualcomm field for his team loyalty during their 50th anniversary celebration.
Frank will be remembered as a kind and generous man with an ever-present infectious smile and a grateful, humble spirit so rarely seen in others. He had a gift for connecting with others and making all feel special. His lifetime was one of service—to his country, church, family, friends and anyone in need. He loved and was loved.
Frank has reunited with his cherished wife of over 63 years, Julie, as well as all nine of his siblings. He is survived by his children—Frank Hoffman (Donna), Nicki Sharpe (Todd), Jennifer Howard (John), Timothy Hoffman (Lisa); his grandchildren—Jason and Brandon Hoffman; Matthew, Ryan and Katie Sharpe; Wesley Howard; Krista, Jessica and Tayler Hoffman; great-granddaughter—Marlowe; several nieces, nephews and countless dear friends. All will miss his fun energy, positivity, and brilliant smile.
A celebration of his long and inspirational life will be held on May 23rd at 11am, Peace Lutheran Church, 6749 Tait Street, San Diego. Burial will be in June at Miramar National Cemetery during a private military ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Frank’s name may be made to Sharp Hospice Care Fund, PO Box 158, La Mesa, CA 91944, firstname.lastname@example.orgTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Frank Hoffman Sr., please visit Tribute Store