John Hoffman Jr

Obituary of John Van Hoffman Jr

John Van Hoffman Jr. was born June 19, 1927 in High Bridge, NJ to the late John Van Hoffman Sr. and Amy Hazel (nee; Dennis) Hoffman. A resident of Hampton, NJ before retiring and moving to Arkansas. John passed away November 29, 2020 at home in Clinton, AR. Of Presbyterian faith, a Navy Veteran, lifelong carpenter and foreman, member of the New Jersey Carpenters Union #455. John built many hospitals, schools, and homes. He was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing, especially in Canada for Walleye and Pike. John was a pilot and built his own airplanes. John married the love of his life Louise Ella (nee; Henry) Hoffman. Together they celebrated 64 years of marriage prior to her death in 2011. Survived by one son, John Van Hoffman III and wife Betty of Washington, NJ; three daughters, Bonnie Geraldine Hill and husband Roger of Easton, PA, Susan Jean Spencer and husband Timothy of Clinton, AR, Jane Elizabeth Bresette of Dennard, AR; one sister, Geraldine Struening of New Jersey; eleven grandchildren; and twenty-one great grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, John is preceded in death by 2 brothers, Charles Hoffman and Ronald Hoffman of High Bridge, NJ Due to Covid 19 restrictions a memorial service celebrating John’s life will be held at a later date. Local Arrangements are under the direction of Warren Hills Memorial Home, 234 West Washington Ave., Washington, NJ 07882 (908)689-0119 to send an online condolence please visit
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